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Are Grouper And Sea Bass The Same Thing

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Daniel Brown
• Thursday, 03 December, 2020
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Grouper Malabar grouper, Epimetheus malarious Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii Order: Performed Family: Serranidae Subfamily: EpinephelinaeBleeker, 1874 Tribes and genera Not all errands are called 'groupers'; the family also includes the sea basses. The common name grouper is usually given to fish in one of two large genera : Epimetheus and Mycteroperca.

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In addition, the species classified in the small genera Hyperion, Completes, Dermatologist, Graciela, Scotia, and Trio are also called 'groupers'. However, some hamlets (genus Affected), the hinds (genus Cephalopods), the lyre tails (genus Various) and some other small genera (Gonioplectrus, Nippon, Paranoia) are also in this subfamily, and occasional species in other serrated genera have common names involving the word grouper “.

Nonetheless, the word grouper on its own is usually taken as meaning the subfamily Epinephrine. Groupers are Telecasts, typically having a stout body and a large mouth.

They can be quite large, and lengths over a meter and the largest is the Atlantic Goliath grouper (Epimetheus Tamara) which has been weighed at 399 kilograms (880 pounds) and a length of 2.43 m (7 ft 11 1 2 in), though in such a large group, species vary considerably. They do not have many teeth on the edges of their jaws, but they have heavy crushing tooth plates inside the pharynx.

They habitually eat fish, octopuses, and crustaceans. Reports of fatal attacks on humans by the largest species, such as the giant grouper (Epimetheus lanceolatus) are unconfirmed.

They also use their mouths to dig into sand to form their shelters under big rocks, jetting it out through their gills. The word grouper is from the Portuguese name, group, which has been speculated to come from an indigenous South American language.

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In New Zealand, “groper” refers to a type of wreck fish, Poly prion oxygenate, which goes by the Mori name haiku. In the Middle East, the fish is known as hammer ', and is widely eaten, especially in the Persian Gulf region.

The species in the tribes Grammistini and Diploprionini secrete a mucus like toxin in their skin called Rammstein and when they are confined in a restricted space and subjected to stress the mucus produces a foam which is toxic to nearby fish, these fishes are often called soap fishes. Jordan, 1923 Tribe Epinephrine Sleeker, 1874 Aethaloperca Fowler, 1904 Affected Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Anyperodon Gunther, 1859 Cephalopods Bloch & Schneider, 1801 Chromites Swanson, 1839 Dermatologist Gill, 1861 Epimetheus Bloch, 1793 Gonioplectrus Gill, 1862 Graciela Randall, 1964 Hyporthodus Gill, 1861 Mycteroperca Gill, 1862 Paranoia Guillemot, 1868 Plectropomus Pen, 1817 Scotia J.L.B.

Smith, 1964 Trio Randall, Johnson & Lowe, 1989 Various Swanson, 1839 Groupers are mostly monastic protogynous hermaphrodites, i.e. they mature only as females and have the ability to change sex after sexual maturity.

The largest males often control harems containing three to 15 females. As such, if a small female grouper were to change sex before it could control a harem as a male, its fitness would decrease.

If no male is available, the largest female that can increase fitness by changing sex will do so. Gonochorism, or a reproductive strategy with two distinct sexes, has evolved independently in groupers at least five times.

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The evolution of gonochorism is linked to group spawning high amounts of habitat cover. Both group spawning and habitat cover increase the likelihood of a smaller male to reproduce in the presence of large males.

Fitness of male groupers in environments where competitive exclusion of smaller males is not possible is correlated with sperm production and thus testicle size. Gonochoristic groupers have larger testes than protogynous groupers (10% of body mass compared to 1% of body mass), indicating the evolution of gonochorism increased male grouper fitness in environments where large males were unable to competitively exclude small males from reproducing.

Many groupers are important food fish, and some of them are now farmed. Unlike most other fish species which are chilled or frozen, groupers are usually sold live in markets.

Groupers are commonly reported as a source of Ciguatera fish poisoning. DNA barcoding of grouper species might help in controlling Ciguatera fish poisoning since fish are easily identified, even from meal remnants, with molecular tools.

In September 2010, a Costa Rican newspaper reported a 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in) grouper in Cieneguita, Limón. The weight of the fish was 250 kg (550 lb) and it was lured using one kilogram of bait.

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In November 2013, a 310 kg (680 lb) grouper had been caught and sold to a hotel in Dong yuan, China. ^ a b c d e Richard van der Loan; William N. Scholar & Ronald Cricket (2014).

^ Share, Redoubt; Honer, Andrea; Ait-El-Djoudi, Karim; Cricket, Hans (2006). “Interspecific Communicative and Coordinated Hunting between Groupers and Giant Moray Eels in the Red Sea ".

“Rammstein, the skin toxin of soap fishes, and it significance in the classification of the Grammistidae” (PDF). Publications of the Set Marine Biological Laboratory.

^ Scholar, W. N.; R. Cricket & R. van der Loan (eds.). A phylogenetic test of the size-advantage model: Evolutionary changes in mating behavior influence the loss of sex change in a fish lineage.

Estimates of body sizes at maturation and at sex change, and the spawning seasonality and sex ratio of the endemic Hawaiian grouper (Hyporthodus Quercus, f. Epinephelidae). Constant relative age and size at sex change for sequentially hermaphroditic fish.

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A new version of the size-advantage hypothesis for sex change: Incorporating sperm competition and size-fecundity skew. Sex change in fishes: Its process and evolutionary mechanism.

Evidence of gonochorism in a grouper, Mycteroperca rosacea, from the Gulf of California, Mexico. ^ Molly, P. P., N. B. Goodwin, I. M. Cote, J. D. Reynolds and M. J. G. Gage.

Sperm competition and sex change: A comparative analysis across fishes. ^ Crib, T. H., Bray, R. A., Wright, T. & Michelin, S. 2002: The trematodes of groupers (Serranidae: Epinephrine): knowledge, nature and evolution.

^ Justine, J.-L., Beveridge, I., Box shall, G. A., Bray, R. A., Morale, F., Triples, J.-P. & Whittington, I. D. 2010: An annotated list of parasites (Isopod, Coppola, Monotone, Diogenes, Custody and Nematode) collected in groupers (Serranidae, Epinephrine) in New Caledonia emphasizes parasite biodiversity in coral reef fish. Folio Parasitologica, 57, 237-262. Doi : 10.14411/fp.2010.032 PDF ^ “Most consumers prefer to purchase live groupers in fish markets”.

^ Schooling, C., Kissinger, D. D., Detail, A., Fraud, C. & Justine, J.-L. 2014: A phylogenetic re-analysis of groupers with applications for ciguatera fish poisoning. ^ ^ “Photos: Fishermen catch wildly huge 686-pound fish, sell it to hotel”.

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It is found in the western Atlantic Ocean where it is an important species for commercial and recreational fisheries. The properly has fine serrations on its margin and is evenly rounded, while the gill cover bears three flat spines.

The membranes between the spines of the dorsal fin are deeply notched. The caudal fin has three lobes created by the long and pointed upper, middle and lower rays.

The color pattern is normally smoky gray, dusky brown or blue-black on the back and upper body fading towards the underside. In the middle of each scale there is an is pale blue to white spot and these form longitudinal stripes along the back and flanks.

The dorsal fin has a series of white spots and bands along its length. The flanks can frequently appear mottled or have dark and light vertical barring.

In the breeding season the males develop bright fluorescent blue and green around the eyes and nape and a hump on the head contrasting with the paler and duller females which are brownish or blueberry in color. This species attains a maximum total length of 66 centimeters (26 in), however they are ore normally found at a total length of around 30 centimeters (12 in), and a maximum published weight of 4.1 kilograms (9.0 lb).

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The black sea bass is commonly found in the vicinity rock jetties and over rocky substrates in shallow water, although they have also been recorded in deeper, offshore waters to depths of 130 meters (430 ft). Normally the dorsal fin is folded down but will be raised and spread out as an aggressive signal to other members of its own species.

The juveniles remain in the protected estuaries waters where they are found around man-made structures, wrecks and over shell substrates. This species is a slow growing fish, and they reach sexual maturity at between one and three years old.

They are protogynous hermaphrodites, the majority of them begin life as females and then change to males. The larvae are pelagic until they grow to around 13 millimeters (0.51 in) in length when they change to a reversal or estuaries habit.

They are a predatory species with a rather catholic diet which includes crabs, shrimps, barnacles, worms, truncates, small fish and bivalves. They are also preyed on by larger fish and their known predators include monkish (Loftus Americans), spotted hake (Prophecies Regina), summer flounder (Paralichthys status), striped bass (Moroni laxatives), bluefish (Potatoes aviatrix), weakfish (Cynoscion regalia), little skate (Leucoraja echinacea), spiny dogfish (Squalls acanthus), big nose shark (Carcharhinus animus) and dusky shark (Carcharhinus obscures).

Black sea bass are highly sought after by recreational and commercial fisherman, There are two populations identified for fisheries management. Management includes catch limits, permits and a close season.

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This species has lean, white flesh which has a relatively firm texture, breaks into small flakes and has a delicate flavor. Their are caught using otter trawls, hook and line and in pots or traps.

Shore fishes of the Greater Caribbean online information system. I wanted to get some feedback on a theory that I hope is completely false, but frankly, I'm concerned.

Went offshore last week to try to catch a limit of grouper before the season goes out and went up to 40 miles out hitting nearly 20 ledges on our GPS. Ended the day with zero grouper and threw back God only knows how many BSB.

My theory/concern- Is it possible that grouper are being naturally pressured by the spike in BSB population? I want my children to be able to catch a grouper some day and I'm as concerned as anyone about our environment, but it seems to me that there are more “protected” sharks and “endangered” BSB on the reefs every year I go back.

The balance of our ecosystem is way the hell off because of these new radical rules & I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel! Skiff, your theory is right. With little to NO harvest all year they took over most all ledges. It would have been better to kill&release all year but it's too late now. There won't be anyone fishing with BG closed next 4 mos. Sure hope they {bass} don't eat EVERYTHING out there! When will bass migrate back north ? Anyone knows? You're welcome N/Hatteras Virginia. You should be made up.

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Check out some Gulf of Mexico fishing sites, and they are having the same problem but with American red snapper, they are eating the other species out of house and home, literally. I believe that the BSB population will at the very least change the migratory habits of our grouper, and other game fish.

More than likely they will go farther offshore and become harder to reach for most anglers, they will also be more dispersed. I would also check into who is buying up available Federal commercial fishing licenses, I bet you can trace them to Roy, Jane, and Co. Steve_________________93 27ft.

Albemarle Express twin 300 cruisers \”The Mind Sweeper\” Georgetown, South Carolina Check out some Gulf of Mexico fishing sites, and they are having the same problem but with American red snapper, they are eating the other species out of house and home, literally.

Don't worry though, they will get pushed offshore shortly as the hordes of endangered dog fish begin to arrive to spawn. I asked one of the world's the smartest scientists at NFS one time why there were so many dogfish yet the fishery was still suppressed.

The majority of my offshore trips, I noticed one common theme.we would fight through the beautiful, healthy, and 'overfished' BSB's, then sharks.and if we waited it out, we would get a Grouper bight towards the tail end of our set...it took some time, but we would get them. Also, we stayed away from the usual cut baits to keep the sharks somewhat at bay.but if they became too thick, we would pull up and drink a couple beers to allow them to disperse.

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I don't know, can someone shed more light on this situation. I asked the SFMC this very question at their propaganda show in Raleigh. Specifically, I asked regarding rec angler intercepts and phone surveys.

Albemarle Express twin 300 cruisers \”The Mind Sweeper\” Georgetown, South Carolina Steves wrote:Oh by the way does anyone know how to make one Atlantic Sharp nose Shark taste good? Gut them immediately (while still alive) and ice them down.

I am sure this is not popular here but Dogfish is a good eating fish IMO. It has the texture of chicken (little tougher meat than most fish) but very mild flavor.

Squid Row wrote:Steve wrote:Oh by the way does anyone know how to make one Atlantic Sharp nose Shark taste good? Gut them immediately (while still alive) and ice them down. They are a hot fish and the urea will seep into the flesh rapidly.

BSB are like the small crappie on a brush pile they're going get the bait before big guns do, now with grouper being targeted more and the vast numbers of BSB the only way you're going to connect on grouper is bigger baits like large pinkish or jigs or big cigar minnows and good luck As Rodeo stated, the grouper will usually show up after you get a feeding frenzy started.

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The key is to use big live baits, anchor and release about 50 BSB. At some point the grouper will come to check out the action and push the BSB out of the way.

I have not caught hardly any grouper on jigs inside 140' since the BSB have multiplied. I have some friends who dive and the gag grouper populations are very healthy.

If you overpopulate a single species then biodiversity goes to hell and you get a multitude of unintended consequences. When the striped bass moratorium went into effect, there were weakfish (gray trout), craters, spot, tons of herring, and eels in great abundance in the bay and the tributaries.

Spots are “imported” from the Chesapeake, and purchased by people live for $2.50 a piece (retail) for stripper bait (really, I'm not making this up). We, as sportsmen saw this coming as (when it was legal) the best large stripper bait was a 14" weakfish.

Struggling to cook healthy? We'll help you prep. Arctic char looks like salmon, but it's less oily, so there's less fishy taste.

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Bites Smoked Salmon Style Slices. Whether in a sandwich or a scoop atop a salad, tuna can get a bit boring after a while.

If you want to use it as a soy sauce substitute, you mix it with water. Our warm water fish, be it Mali (dolphin, El Dorado), grouper, snapper, monkish, tile fish, or others are very mild white flaky fish with a softer taste than cod.

Good choices are safe to eat one serving a week. Fish to avoid shouldn't be eaten at all because they have the highest mercury levels.

They include King mackerel, marlin, shark, and swordfish. Mali is a low-calorie fish with plenty of health benefits, and contains a high amount of protein, vitamins and minerals.

Selenium and potassium are both minerals found in this fish, which helps the body to fight disease and support the immune system. The best quality and most expensive varieties are caught by troll fishing in Hawaii.

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It is sold filleted or in steaks, and the meat should be firm and pink to beige. The NHS currently recommends that pregnant women do not eat shark, swordfish and marlin because they contain high levels of mercury.

Pregnant women should also limit themselves to two portions of dogfish (or rock salmon), sea bass, sea bream, turbot, halibut and crab. Halibut is firm and meaty, but also very lean and flaky.

Red snapper offers a mild and slightly sweet tasting meat. Prohibited harvest of Goliath grouper in SMS. Implemented Special Management Zones (SMS) off SC and GA.

Regulatory Amendment 2 (1989) Established two artificial reefs off Ft. Pierce, FL as SMS. Regulatory Amendment 3 (1989) Established an artificial reef at Key Biscayne, FL as an SMS in Made County, FL; prohibited fish trapping, bottom long lining, spearfishing and harvesting of Goliath grouper in SMS.

Amendment 3 (1991) Established a management program for the wreck fish fishery which: added wreck fish to the snapper grouper management unit; defined Of and overfishing; required an annual permit to fish for, land or sell wreck fish; established a control date of March 28, 1990, for the area bounded by 33° and 30° N. latitude; established a fishing year beginning April 16; established a process whereby annual quotas would be specified; implemented a 10,000 pound trip limit and a January 15 – April 15spawning season closure. Amendment 4 (1992) Prohibited the use of various gear, including fish traps, the use of bottom longlines for wreck fish, and power heads in Special Management Zones off SC; established bag limits and minimum size limits for several species; established income requirements to qualify for permits; and required that all snapper grouper species possessed in South Atlantic federal waters must have heads and fins intact through landing.

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Regulatory Amendment 6 (May 1995) Includes provisions to rebuild and protect dogfish by implementing a recreational bag limit of 5 per person off Florida; cuber snapper by implementing a recreational bag limit of 2 per person for fish 30” total length or larger off Florida; and gray trigger fish by implementing a minimum size limit of 12 inches off Florida. Regulatory Amendment 7 (1999) Established 10 SMS at artificial reefs off South Carolina.

Amendment 9 (1999) Increased the red porgy minimum size limit from 12" TL to 14" TL for both recreational and commercial fishermen, established a recreational bag limit of 5 red porgy per person per day, prohibit harvest and possession in excess of the bag limit during March and April, and prohibited purchase and sale during March and April. Increased the black sea bass minimum size limit from 8" TL to 10" TL for both recreational and commercial fishermen, and established a recreational bag limit of 20 black sea bass per person per day.

Established measures for greater amber jack that: reduced the recreational bag limit from 3 to 1 greater amber jack per person per day, maintained the prohibition on harvest and possession in excess of the bag limit during April, established a quota at 63% of 1995 landings (quota=1,169,931 pounds), began the fishing year on May 1, prohibited sale of fish harvested under the bag limit when the season is closed, and prohibited coring. Increased the gag grouper minimum size limit from 20" TL to 24" TL for both recreational and commercial fishermen, prohibited harvest and possession in excess of the bag limit during March and April, and prohibited purchase and sale during March and April.

Increased the black grouper minimum size limit from 20" to 24" TL for both recreational and commercial fishermen, prohibited harvest and possession in excess of the bag limit during March and April, and prohibited purchase and sale during March and April. Amendment 11 (1999) Amended the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) as required to make definitions of May, Of, overfishing and overfished consistent with “National Standard Guidelines”; identified and defined fishing communities and addressed by catch management measures.

Amendment 13A (2004) Extended regulations within the Celina Experimental Closed Area off the east coast of Florida that prohibit fishing for and retention of snapper grouper species for an indefinite period with a 10-year re-evaluation by the Council. The Council will review the configuration and size of the area within 3 years of publication of the Final Rule (March 26, 2004).

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The amendment addressed overfishing for snowy grouper, golden tile fish, black sea bass and vermilion snapper. The amendment also allowed for a moderate increase in the harvest of red porgy as stock continues to rebuild.

A Supplemental Draft Environmental Impact Statement (SDEI) for Amendment 15B was developed in April 2008 to address the availability of additional economic information. The Amendment includes actions to: 1) prohibit sale the sale of bag-limit caught snapper grouper species, 2) reduce the effects of incidental hooking on sea turtles and small tooth saw fish, 3) change the commercial permit renewal period and transferability requirements, 4) implement a plan to monitor and address by catch, and 5) establish management reference points, such as May and Of for golden tile fish.

Amendment 15B also established allocations between recreational and commercial fishermen for snowy grouper and red porgy. Approved by the Council for submission to the Secretary of Commerce in September 2008, the amendment includes measures to end overfishing for gag grouper and vermilion snapper.

NOAA Fisheries Service published the Final Rule which establishes a prohibition on recreational and commercial harvest of red snapper in federal waters off of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. The Council approved Amendment 17A for submission to the Secretary of Commerce during their meeting in June 2010.

The Final Rule was announced on December 3, 2010, extending the prohibition of red snapper in federal waters throughout the South Atlantic EEA effective immediately. The implementation of an area closure extending off the coasts of southern Georgia and north/central east coast of Florida where fishing for all snapper grouper species would be prohibited to address high mortality associated with discards was delayed.

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The Council approved Regulatory Amendment 10 for submission to the Secretary of Commerce during its December 2010 meeting in order to eliminate the area closure based on updated stock assessment information for red snapper (see listing below). Amendment 17A also includes a regulation requiring the use of non-stainless circle hooks north of 28 degrees N. latitude is effective March 3, 2011.

Additional measures in the amendment include a reduction in the snowy grouper bag limit to one fish per vessel per trip; establishment of a combined ACL for gag, black grouper, and red grouper of 662,403 lbs (gutted weight) for the commercial fishery, and 648,663 lbs (gutted weight) for the recreational fishery; an allocation of 97% commercial and 3% recreational for the golden tile fish fishery based on landings' history; and establishment of accountability measures as necessary. The amendment is based on updated stock assessment information for red snapper (Sedan 24) and was approved by the Secretary of Commerce in April 2011.

The amendment eliminates a current restriction on the possession or harvest of some deepwater snapper grouper species in waters greater than 240 feet deep. The Council will re-address measures to reduce by catch of speckled hind and Warsaw grouper in Comprehensive Ecosystem-Based Amendment 3.

The amendment meets the 2011 mandate deadline of the Magnuson-Stevens Act to establish Annual Catch Limits (Acts) and Accountability Measures (AM's) for species managed by the Council that are not undergoing overfishing. The amendment addresses a number of species in the snapper grouper management complex, as well as dolphin (mahi-mahi), Yahoo, and golden crab.

Acts for other species, including king and Spanish mackerel, cobra, and spiny lobster are being addressed in separate amendments. The amendment also implemented or revised parameters such as Maximum Sustainable Yield (May), Minimum Stock Size Threshold (Most), Annual Catch Limits (Acts) and Accountability Measures (AM's) and specified allocations for the commercial and recreational sectors.

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Note: The current management measures, including a 4-month spawning season closure for shallow water grouper, may be sufficient to keep the recreational fishery below the proposed ACL. Actions implemented through regulatory amendment 12 include: Adjust the Annual Catch Limit (ACL) and Optimum Yield (Of) for golden tile fish; specifying a commercial Annual Catch Target (ACT); and revise recreational Accountability Measures (AM's) for golden tile fish.

Only golden tile fish fishermen who meet certain landings criteria and also have a valid Unlimited South Atlantic Snapper- Grouper Permit will receive an endorsement and be allowed to use longline gear to harvest golden tile fish; An appeals process for the golden tile fish endorsement program; Establishment of a procedure to allow transferability of golden tile fish endorsements; Allocation of 75% of the commercial annual catch limit to the longline sector and 25% to the hook-and-line sector; Modification of the golden tile fish trip limits to remove the 300 pound gutted weight trip limit when 75% of the commercial annual catch limit is caught; Establishment of a 500 pound gutted weight trip limit for those who do not qualify for a golden tile fish endorsement. Regulatory Amendment 13 is necessary to avoid triggering accountability measures for these snapper- grouper species based on annual catch limits that were established by the Comprehensive Annual Catch Limit Amendment in April 2012, using recreational data under the Marine Recreational Fisheries Statistics Survey system.

Regulatory Amendment 14 In Regulatory Amendment 14, the Council is considering actions to modify the fishing year for greater amber jack; revise the minimum size limit measurement for gray trigger fish; increase the minimum size limit for dogfish; modify the commercial and recreational fishing year for black sea bass ; adjust the commercial fishing season for vermilion snapper; modify the aggregate grouper bag limit; and revise the AM's for gag and vermilion snapper. Regulatory Amendment 15 In Regulatory Amendment 15, the Council is considering actions to: Modify the existing specification of optimum yield and annual catch limit for yellowtail snapper in the South Atlantic; Modify existing regulations for yellowtail snapper in the South Atlantic; and -Modify the existing gag commercial annual catch limit and/or accountability measure for gag that requires a closure of all other shallow water groupers (black grouper, red grouper, scamp, red hind, rock hind, grays by, Coney, yellow mouth grouper, and yellow fin grouper) in the South Atlantic when the gag commercial annual catch limit is met or projected to be met.

The Council approved this amendment for submission to the Secretary of Commerce at the December 2012 meeting. The goal of the action in Regulatory Amendment 16 is to minimize adverse socio-economic impacts to black sea bass pot endorsement holders while maintaining protection to whales in the South Atlantic region listed under the Endangered Species Act.

An additional action was added in 2014 to address golden tile fish longline endorsement issues. Amendment 27 This amendment assumes management of Nassau grouper in the Gulf of Mexico; modifies the crew size restriction for dual-permitted vessels (those with a Snapper Grouper Unlimited or 225-Pound Permit and a Charter/Head boat Permit for Snapper Grouper); considers modifications to the bag limit retention restriction for captain and crew of for-hire vessels; proposes changes to the existing snapper grouper framework procedure to allow for more timely adjustments to Acts; and modifies management measures for blue runner.

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The Council approved this amendment for submission to the Secretary of Commerce at their March 2013 meeting. Amendment 28 (2013) Amendment 28 establishes (1) a process to determine if a red snapper fishing season will occur each year, which would include specification of the allowable harvest for both sectors and season length for the recreational sector; (2) an equation to determine the annual catch limit amount for red snapper for each sector; and (3) management measures if fishing for red snapper is allowed.

During the December 2012 meeting, however, the Council chose to extract that action from CE-BA 3 and address it in a separate amendment. Some Council members expressed concern that fishermen needed more time to learn about the implications of this proposed action and the capabilities of a VMS.

Fishermen and the public in general associate VMS only with enforcement activities and are unaware of its data collection capabilities and other features. At their June 2013 meeting, the Council voted to not submit the amendment for Secretarial review.

Regulatory Amendment 18 Stock assessment updates for vermilion snapper and red porgy were conducted in 2012 and new ABCs were recommended as a result. In addition, the amendment proposes the removal of the annual recreational closure for vermilion snapper.

The Council approved this amendment for submission to the Secretary of Commerce at their March 2013 meeting. Hence, at their March 2013 meeting, the Council requested development of Regulatory Amendment 19 to adjust the black sea bass harvest limits based on the results of the assessment.

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To minimize this risk, the amendment also proposed a closure to black sea bass pot gear from November 1 to April 30. The annual prohibition on the use of black sea bass pots from November 1 through April 30 became effective October 23, 2013.

At the September meeting, Council removed blue line tile fish; included a 3-year review provision for the ORCS species; and requested to add actions related to gray trigger fish. The Council reviewed the amendment at their June 2014 meeting and requested some changes to alternatives to address concerns about scamp grouper.

The Workgroup comprised scientists with expertise in deepwater groupers and/or MPA's and commercial and recreational fishermen with extensive experience in the South Atlantic. The MPA Expert Workgroup was convened again in February 4-6, 2013 in Charleston to provide further advice to the Council.

In March 2013 the Council requested that staff review the Purpose and Need for this amendment and bring it back for discussion at the September 2013 meeting. NOTE: At their June 2014 meeting, the Council decided to stop development of Regulatory Amendment 17 and focus instead of development of Amendment 36 based on recommendations from the Snapper Grouper AP and public input received through the Visioning Project.

For these species, even small fluctuations in biomass due to natural conditions rather than fishing mortality may cause a stock to be classified as overfished. A 16-year-old girl who went deep- sea fishing recently for only her second time, reeled up an estimated 583-pound Goliath grouper, which dwarfs the women’s world record for the species.

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“I was, like, in shock pretty much,” Reagan Werner told the Trinities Pioneer Press on Saturday. Werner, who is from Farmington, Minn., was fishing May 31 near Marco Island off Florida with her brother, mother, and stepfather.

“These things have amazing power,” Paul Hartman, Werner’s stepfather, told the Pioneer Press. According to the International Game Fish Assn., the heaviest Goliath grouper caught by a woman weighed 366 pounds.

“Fisheries researchers who work in tagging programs have long noticed that certain fish seem to get caught repeatedly, and we set out to determine the implications of this phenomenon,” says Jeff Bucket, coauthor of the study and a professor of applied ecology at North Carolina State University. To that end, researchers examined decades’ worth of the Atlantic coast tagging datasets on four fish species: black sea bass (Centropristis striata), gray trigger fish (Blister caprices), red grouper (Epimetheus Mario), and Warsaw grouper (Hyporthodus nitrites).

“Think of it this way,” says Brendan Rude, first author of the study and a PhD student at NC State. “Our hypothesis is that this increase in catch rate stems from selection for robust individuals,” Rude says.

The finding could have a significant impact on stock assessments, which inform fishery policies. “One might assume that every catch and release in a recreational fishery is a unique fish,” Bucket says.

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“On the positive side, the study also suggests that for many species fish mortality from being released appears lower than we thought,” Bucket says. Coauthors are from NC State’s applied ecology department, NOAA Fisheries, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Research Institute.

The last few times fishing (off Play Miramar) I've come across several grouper just kinda floating in the water, flapping their fins and swimming away in short bursts if you approach/grab them. A few have washed up on shore too, all very much alive but unable to do much swimming.

Danger activity is fairly common is this area, but I'm unsure if that has anything to do with us. Seems doubtful that it's by catch from pandas because the water is not that deep; they should be able to get back down just fine at that depth.

They always seem a bit bloated, but are otherwise undamaged and not a panda or commercial boat anywhere to be seen. One thing I didn't mention is they always seem to have darker colors than the ones we're catching, which supports the disease theory.

Populations of gulf grouper, leopard grouper, red snapper, and white sea bass are in my opinion way down, trigger fish seem to be abundant. I watched yellowtail competing over isolated needle fish last weekend in Logos.

They normally would be chasing schools of sardines or mackerel. Fishing friends in RP have had low catches over the last few months after fishing traditional hot spots. I have always thought the commercial netters upset the balance of the ecosystem by dragging bottom for a few pounds of shrimp and lots of pounds of by catch that is killed and discarded.

Typically, phytoplankton is a good thing deathly ecosystem? And when you get huge blooms, like red tide or the blue glow seen in Penance the past week or so, it's bound to cause issues with the fish.

One year, we were blue water trolling out of San Carlos. We watched as the surrounding sea bloomed and turned into the color of mustard and thick like mud.

That area suddenly went off and turned to a huge mustard color bloom. We pulled lines and headed in through the sludge, which lasted for a good 20 miles.

It can “flare up” years down the road. As to the groupers Esteban encountered; try checking the color of their gills the next time you find one. It can “flare up” years down the road. As to the groupers Esteban encountered; try checking the color of their gills the next time you find one.

I witnessed the something in October when there were lots of fine filament weeds washing up. My two labs were having a ball catching 4 – 8 lb grouper in a foot of water off Play Miramar.

I grabbed a couple from them, and they still had some pretty good kick left in them but something definitely amiss. I tossed em up on the beach thinking I'd carry one home on my way back and autopsy it but it was over a half mile from the casa, so I didn't bother.

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