Economics of the Gulf of Mexico Reef Fish Fishery – 2016
ELIZABETH OVERSTREET AND CHRISTOPHER LIESE
This technical memorandum provides summary information and estimated economic information for the commercial sector of the federally-managed reef fish (RF) fishery in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM) in calendar year 2016, including a comparison to earlier years. The GOM RF fishery includes multiple species of snapper, grouper, tilefish, and jacks as well as triggerfish and hogfish. For a complete list of federally-managed reef fish species, please refer to Appendix 1. The fishery is managed by the GOM Fishery Management Council (in coordination with the States) through the GOM RF Fishery Management Plan (FMP). For detailed information about the RF FMP, please consult the GOM Council’s website at: http://gulfcouncil.org/.