Fact Sheet

Snowy Grouper: Signs of Decline

Fishery managers limited fishing of snowy grouper in 1993, but the species didn't recover. In recent years, the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council tightened limits on commercial catches, implemented gear restrictions and limited recreational fishermen to one snowy grouper per person per day.

But it's still not enough, mainly because managers didn't cautiously limit total catch. They are now considering additional restrictions.

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Debbie Salamone

Officer, Communications