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U.S. Caribbean Annual Catch Limits

Annual Catch Limit (ACL) values in pounds (lbs) for each island or island group, fishery management unit, and sector (commercial and recreational, if applicable). For the Puerto Rico recreational sector, numbers of individuals are in parentheses.

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