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Southeast Region Annual Catch Limit (ACL) Monitoring

NOAA Fisheries Service tracks commercial and recreational ACLs in the southeastern United States. The Southeast Regional Office will provide the preliminary information on fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic, and U.S. Caribbean.


Commercial IFQ1


Stock (Commercial and Recreational) 

Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico Gulf of Mexico
South Atlantic   South Atlantic Gulf of Mexico and South Atlantic
For Gulf of Mexico Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ), including red snapper IFQ and grouper tilefish IFQ, related landings please see the Gulf IFQ portal.


Annual Catch Limit monitoring under the Island-based Fishery Management Plans

Puerto Rico FMP

St. Croix FMP

St. Thomas and St. John FMP


Annual Catch Limit monitoring under U.S. Caribbean-wide Fishery Management Plans (discontinued)

Reef Fish FMP Spiny Lobster FMP Queen Conch FMP*
* Fishing for or possession of queen conch in the U.S. Caribbean EEZ is only allowed east of longitude 64°34’ West off St. Croix, USVI during the open season (November 1 - May 31).

For more information about ACL monitoring, contact the Sustainable Fisheries Division at: (727) 824-5305, or read our ACL monitoring Frequently Asked Questions.

For more specific questions, contact: 

Commercial ACL Monitoring:

Recreational ACL Monitoring:

Published Research Stay up to date on fishery announcements and closures:

  • Sign up to receive Fishery Bulletins
  • To receive important fishery related alerts via text message, including immediate fishery openings and closures, and significant changes to fishing regulations, opt-in for one or more of the following groups. Standard message & data rates may apply. You may opt-out at any time. 
    • Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
      • Text GULFRECFISH to 888777
    • Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
      • Text GULFCOMMFISH to 888777
    • South Atlantic Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
      • Text SATLRECFISH to 888777
    • South Atlantic Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
      • Text SATLCOMMFISH to 888777
    • Caribbean Fisheries Related Alerts
      • Text CARIBFISH to 888777

Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on August 16, 2023