Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|Red grouper (U.S. Gulf of Mexico)||Mercury||2||2||1||1|
|Black grouper (U.S. Gulf of Mexico)||Mercury||2||2||1||1|
- Grouper fisheries are depleted in many parts of the world. One reason is their unusual mating ritual: mature fish come together to spawn in huge numbers that make them easy targets for fishermen. This removes many reproducing fish and challenges the recovery of their populations.
- Two exceptions are red and black grouper from the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, which are no longer overfished.
- A new catch share management plan ensures that fishermen stay within their catch limits and minimize bycatch of other depleted grouper species.