2020 Red Snapper Mini-Season Report

MyFishCount users did an excellent job of logging fish during the red snapper mini-season 2020. Anglers can participate not only during the mini-season, but they can log trips and catches all year long to help fishery managers get a better picture of the species. Here are the highlights from the MyFishCount trips entered during the mini-season this year

Highlights of the Mini season
Longest red snapper reported 40 inches
Longest fish (non red snapper) 48 inch cobia
Heaviest red snapper 35.2 pounds
Heaviest fish (non red snapper) 30 pound Cobia
Highest number of species reported in a single trip 8 species

Other species logged besides red snapper included

African pompano
Greater amberjack
Lesser amberjack
Red drum
Gag grouper
Scamp grouper
White grunt
Almaco jack
Southern kingfish
King mackerel
Spanish mackerel
Red porgy
Bank sea bass
Black sea bass
Sea robin
Sea trout
Lane snapper
Vermilion snapper
Gray triggerfish

Release Treatment for Red Snapper

This graph shows the release treatment for red snapper that were logged in MyFishcCount at different depths during the 2020 mini-season

Red Snapper Lengths and Weights Reported Through MyFishCount Compared to those from SEDAR 41

The line in this figure represents the average weight and length for red snapper from SEDAR 41 (the last stock assessment for red snapper in 2017). Each point represents a length and weight for red snapper reported through MyFishCount for 2020. The SEDAR 41 line falls between the points reported by anglers, showing that lengths and weights reported by anglers are “in line” with lengths and weights from SEDAR 41.

Catch distribution by State

This map illustrates what percentage of the red snapper reported through MyFishCount came from each of the South Atlantic states during the 2020 red snapper mini-season.

These 2 charts show that 14% to 15% of anglers used a descending device to release red snapper and other species during the 2020 red snapper mini-season. This is great news and shows that anglers are using best fishing practices when releasing fish.

Don't forget to log your trips, catches, and releases beyond red snapper mini-season!

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