United States Gulf of Mexico Commercial Grouper and Tilefish Individual Fishing Quota Program

Management
Country: 
United States of America
Program Start Date: 
2010
Region: 
Americas
Large Marine Ecosystem: 
Gulf of Mexico
Species Information
Common name Fish type Genus Species
Black grouper Finfish - Reef Mycteroperca bonaci
Blueline tilefish Finfish - Benthic, Demersal, Groundfish Caulolatilus microps
Gag grouper Finfish - Reef Mycteroperca microlepis
Golden tilefish Finfish - Benthic, Demersal, Groundfish Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps
Goldface tilefish Finfish - Benthic, Demersal, Groundfish Caulolatilus chrysops
Red grouper Finfish - Reef Epinephelus morio
Scamp grouper Finfish - Reef Mycteroperca phenax
Snowy grouper Finfish - Reef Epinephelus niveatus
Speckled hind grouper Finfish - Reef Epinephelus drummondhayi
Warsaw grouper Finfish - Reef Epinephelus nigritus
Yellowedge grouper Finfish - Reef Epinephelus flavolimbatus
Yellowfin grouper Finfish - Reef Mycteroperca venenosa
Yellowmouth grouper Finfish - Reef Mycteroperca interstitialis
Fishing Mortality Control: 
Total Allowable Catch
Program Attributes
Approach: 
Quota-Based
Program Type: 
Individual Transferable Quota (ITQ)
Species: 
Multi-species
Number of species: 
13
Marine or Freshwater: 
Marine
Fishing Rights Holder: 
Individual
Tenure of Shares: 
Unknown
Secure: 
Yes
Exclusive: 
Yes
All Sources: 
Yes
Scaled: 
No
Accountable: 
Yes
Limited: 
Yes
Transferable: 
Yes
Monitoring Requirements: 
Hail in/Hail out, Logbooks
Gear Type: 
Unknown
Participation
Eligibility Requirements: 
Catch History
License Holder
Initial Allocation Method: 
Formula