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Finfish Stock Assessments

Stock Assessment reports provide updated life histories, biology and fishery information for a particular species, as well as commercial landings, recreational catch, and additional statistical information.



2013 Stock Assessment Update of Common Snook

Read the most current stock assessment for common snook in Florida, published June 5, 2013.

2010 Spotted Seatrout Stock Assessment

This article provides an assessment of the status of spotted seatrout in Florida waters through 2009.

2008 Red Drum Stock Assessment

This article provides a stock assessment of the status of Red Drum through 2007.

2008 Stock Assessment Update for Striped Mullet

Read the most current stock assessment for striped mullet in Florida, published December 2008.

2006 Florida Pompano Stock Assessment

This article provides a stock assessment for pompano, Trachinotus carolinus, in Florida waters through 2005

2003 Yellowtail Snapper Stock Assessment

This article provides an assessment of the status of yellowtail snapper in the southeast United States through 2003.

2002 Halfbeak Stock Assessment

This article is an update on commercial and recreational landings of halfbeak species and fishing effort, as well as a review of biological characteristics and a preliminary assessment of the fishery.

2002 Florida Silver Mullet Stock Assessment

Silver mullet are popular baitfish in the sport fishery, are commercially exploited, and they are also ecologically important as primary consumers in the food chains of coastal and estuarine waters. Little is known about silver mullet species in Florida.

2001 White Grunt Stock Assessment

This summary report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission discusses the status of the white grunt, Haemulon plumeri, on the east coast of Florida.

2001 East Coast Weakfish Stock Assessment

This article provides a stock assessment for east coast weakfish, including estimated total landings in 2000, preliminary estimates for 2000, and additional statistics.

2000 Bluefish Stock Assessment

This stock assessment, produced in 2001, addresses commercial and recreational landings, effort, condition of the stock, and additonal statistics.

1999 Greater Amberjack Stock Assessment

As one alternative to the age-structure sequential population analysis model (Legault and Turner, 1999), a Delury depletion model (Hilborn and Walters, 1992) was used to estimate fishing mortality for greater amberjack.

1997 Spot Stock Assessment

This report provides an update to the Marine Fisheries Commission on the status of the Spot, Leiostomus xanthurus, fishery in Florida.

1997 Atlantic Croaker Stock Assessment

This article is an update of the status of the Atlantic croaker, Micropogonias undulatus, fishery in Florida as reported to the Marine Fisheries Commission.



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