Gray Snapper Management

Gray snappers (Lutjanus griseus aka mangrove snapper) are widely distributed from Florida to Brazil, the Caribbean, and the northern Gulf of Mexico. Juvenile and sub-adult gray snapper require seagrass habitats for nurseries and protection before transitioning into adults. Sudden decreases in access to red snapper (such as the reductions in season length from 2007 to 2008 and 2013 to 2014) may cause short-term increases in targeting of other snapper species, such as gray snapper. Check out our gray snapper Infographic to know more about Gray Snappers and current regulations on them in the Gulf of Mexico region.