Snapper, Yellowtail – US
Yellowtail Snapper are found in the Atlantic from New England to southeastern Brazil, although they are most common in tropical regions like the Bahamas, Florida and the Caribbean. They are a fast growing species that reaches sexual maturity at a young age and can produce many eggs.
The abundance of Yellowtail Snapper in the Caribbean is unknown, but it is considered healthy in the US South Atlantic. Yellowtail Snappers support commercial fisheries off the southeastern United States, Cuba and the Caribbean.
The primary gear Used to catch Yellowtail Snapper is hook-and-line gear, which has a very low impact on the seafloor and catches moderate levels of bycatch.
This fish may have high levels of mercury that could pose a health risk to adults and children. More mercury info here.