Due to overfishing, Nassau groupers are listed as endangered on the ICUN Red List and were therefore closed to harvest in 1992. Fishing regulations mandate fish must not be removed from the water, but rather the line must be cut. Even with these regulations in place, populations are still declining.
US Federal List: no special status
CITES: no special status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species: endangered
- South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. Fishing regulations for south Atlantic federal waters. NAO5NMF4410004. N. Charleston SC: South Atlantic Fishery Management Council. 2010.
- The Society for the Conservation of Reef Fish Aggregations, 2009. "Handbook Conservation & Management of Reef Fish Spawning Aggregations" (On-line pdf). Accessed September 17, 2010 at http://www.scrfa.org/images/stories/pdf/education/newsletter/handbook_final.pdf.
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