(Wild-caught from U.S., Gulf of Mexico, South Atlantic)
A recent assessment of yellowtail snapper suggests the population is healthy, yet fishing affects vulnerable bycatch species, making this fish a "Good Alternative."
Yellowtail snapper can be imported from other countries, and is often referred to as just "snapper." However, many varieties of snapper exist and each carries a different recommendation so make sure to ask the fish's origin. Yellowtail can also refer to a type of jack.
Most yellowtail snapper caught in the U.S. originates from the Florida Keys and southeastern Florida, though they can range from North Carolina to Brazil.
In both the Gulf of Mexico and the South Atlantic, yellowtail snapper populations appear to be healthy.
Commercial fishermen target yellowtail snapper primarily with hook-and-line , and also catch vulnerable grouper species.