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Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Snapper, Lane – Hook & line These fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children.

Lane Snapper are found in the Atlantic Ocean from North Carolina and Bermuda to southern Brazil, and throughout the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean region. They reach a maximum size of 60 cm and can live for 19 years.Lane Snapper spawn offshore during summer and can produce hundreds of thousands of eggs.

The abundance of Lane Snapper in the US South Atlantic and Caribbean region is currently unknown. They are caught with a variety of fishing gears including hook and line, which causes little damage to the seafloor and results in little bycatch.

Full species report here.

This fish may have high levels of mercury that could pose a health risk to adults and children. More info here about mercury in snapper. Check out our mercury in seafood section.