Profile updated on 27 June 2022

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Lutjanus analis

SPECIES NAME(s)

Mutton snapper

COMMON NAMES

Mutton

Mutton snapper (Lutjanus analis) presents a wide distribution in the western Atlantic, ranging from the United States to Brazil including Bermuda, the Gulf of Mexico, and the Caribbean. The limits of the biological structure are not completed clear. Mutton Snapper in the Southeast United States is considered a single stock that is centred in south Florida (O’Hop et al. 2015). A study of the genetics of specimens from the Florida Keys, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands (Carson et al. 2011) supports the single stock hypothesis. The US-South Atlantic (SA) and Northern Gulf of Mexico (GOM) regions are combined for the stock assessment but are managed separately. This profile refers to the Northern Gulf of Mexico and the Western Central Atlantic assessment unit.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Management is based on results of peer-reviewed stock assessments relative to explicitly defined biological reference points.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

≥ 8

Managers Compliance:

10.0

Fishers Compliance:

10.0