Profile updated on 9 January 2020

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Lutjanus vivanus

SPECIES NAME(s)

Silk snapper, Red snapper, Day Snapper, Yellow-Eyed (Red) Snapper

The Silk snapper is found in western Atlantic waters, as far north as Cape Hatteras, North Carolina and Bermuda and as far south as Brazil. They are also found in the Gulf of Mexico along the continental shelf. Information on the stock structure of the silk snapper is not available. This profile refers to the Mexican Southern Gulf Mexico Management Unit.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • A network of marine protected areas is established and protected species identified.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

< 6

Managers Compliance:

< 6

Fishers Compliance:

< 6