Is It Wild or Farmed? Red Snapper is wild caught.
Where is it fished? Red Snapper can be found throughout the Gulf of Mexico and on the eastern coast of North, Central, and northern South America. They are rarely found above the Carolinas. The Red Snapper The Lobster Place procures is landed primarily in the Gulf of Mexico.
How is it fished? Red Snapper is fished commercially primarily through the use of hook and line gear.
Is it sustainable? Despite management measures, American Red Snapper populations are in decline and are being overfished. Red Snappers grow slowly and live long lives which can exacerbate population declines from overfishing. Also, unintended by-catch of juvenile Red Snapper by Gulf Shrimp fisheries has contributed to population declines. There is currently a management plan in place that aims to return Red Snapper to abundant and healthy levels by 2032.
For more information, visit the following sites:
Monterey Bay Aquarium - Red Snapper
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