Questionnaire Report for Almaco Jack

(MERA version 4.1.6)


1 About this document

This is a prototype of an automatic report that documents how the user specified the operating model and their various justifications.

2 Introduction

  1. Describe the history and current status of the fishery, including fleets, sectors, vessel types and practices/gear by vessel type, landing ports, economics/markets, whether targeted/bycatch, other stocks caught in the fishery. Commercial landings are consistent throughout the year with a small peak in June, which coincides with the beginning of the spawning season. Average monthly landings during spawning months are generally greater than during non-spawning months. Recreational landings increase noticebly in May and remain high through September, which coincides with the entire spawning season. Average monthly landings are greater in spawning months than in non spawning months

  2. Describe the stock’s ecosystem functions, dependencies, and habitat types.

  3. Provide all relevant reference materials, such as assessments, research, and other analysis. regulations:,%20Almaco#regulation-3150 general info and life history: Jack/ Adams, M.S. Adams, S.R. Sagarese, and A.B. Rios 2016. Gulf of Mexico Data-Limited Species Life History Compilation. SEDAR49-DW-05. SEDAR, North Charleston, SC. 36 p Sagarese, S.R., J. J. Isely, and M.W. Smith 2016. Review of Operating Model Parameters for SEDAR 49: Almaco Jack. SEDAR49-AW-01. SEDAR, North Charleston, SC. 18 pp Farmer, N. A., R. P. Malinowski, M. F. McGovern, and P. J. Rubec. 2016. Stock complexes for fisheries management in the Gulf of Mexico. Marine and Coastal Fisheries 8:177-201. SEDAR (2016). Gulf of Mexico Data-limited Species: Red Drum, Lane Snapper, Wenchman, Yellowmouth Grouper, Speckled Hind, Snowy Grouper, Almaco Jack, Lesser Amberjack. Stock Assessment Report. SEDAR 49. SEDAR 4055 Faber Place Drive, Suite 201 North Charleston, SC 29405 Smith, M.S. and Adyan Rios . 2016. Catch per unit effort indices and Effort Time-series for SEDAR 49 Data Limited Species captured in the Gulf of Mexico Recreational Headboat Fishery (1986 – 2015). SEDAR49-DW-02. SEDAR, North Charleston, SC. 16 pp Gulf of Mexico Historical Stock Landings and Annual Catch Limits (ACLs) (

3 Fishery Characteristics

3.1 Longevity

Very short-lived (5 < maximum age < 7)
Short-lived (7 < maximum age < 10)
Moderate life span (10 < maximum age < 20)
Moderately long-lived (20 < maximum age < 40)
Long-lived (40 < maximum age < 80)
Very long-lived (80 < maximum age < 160)
22 yrs; M=0.289-0.410. see Table 1 (Sagarese et al 2016, Farmer et al 2016).

3.2 Stock depletion

Crashed (D < 0.05)
Very depleted (0.05 < D < 0.1)
Depleted (0.1 < D < 0.15)
Moderately depleted (0.15 < D < 0.3)
Healthy (0.3 < D < 0.5)
Underexploited (0.5 < D)
fishery and recreational are still open

3.3 Resilence

Not resilient (steepness < 0.3)
Low resilience (0.3 < steepness < 0.5)
Moderate resilence (0.5 < steepness < 0.7)
Resilient (0.7 < steepness < 0.9)
Very Resilient (0.9 < steepness)
0.74-0.8 for Greater amberjack (Seriola dumerili) (see Table 9, Adams et al 2016). Note The steepness value for Greater Amberjack was not recommended as discussed in Section 2.8.7 (CEDAR 2016)