Southern Florida to Mexico
Method of Capture:
Gill net, Trawl, and Hook & Line
Strict size and harvest limits and closures during spawning season, as well as inshore commercial gill netting bans have helped snook recover over the last decade. A popular game fish, efforts are being made by ad hoc groups composed of scientists and fishermen to look at options such as reducing catch and release mortality rates and limiting the number of trophy fishing permits. The inshore sea grass and mangrove habitat conservation is key to keeping the populations in recovery.
1 to 5 pounds
Flavor and Texture:
Firm, dense texture with a clean, sea-bass-like flavor
sauté, grill, bake, ceviche