Red Snapper Aquaculture

The red snapper, Lutjanus campechanus, supports a valuable fishery in the Gulf of Mexico and has been designated as an overfished species by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NOAA Fisheries).

Need

Culture of Red Snapper


Figure 1. Red Snapper spawners.


Figure 2. Artificial spawning of Red Snapper female


Figure 3. Egg hatching vessels.


Figure 4. Newly hatched Red Snapper larva.


Figure 5. Copepod larva used for red snapper food.


Figure 6. Rearing system for juvenile red snapper


Figure 7. Juvenile snapper being tagged with coded wire prior to release.


Figure 8. Tagged fish being transported to offshore site in fish boxes


Figure 9. Divers taking fish to artificial reef


Figure 10 Released fish on artificial reef


Figure 11. Recaptured fish

Red Snapper Aquaculture Team