Snapper, Yellowtail – Brazil
Yellowtail Snapper are found in the Atlantic from New England to southeastern Brazil, although they are most common in tropical regions like the Bahamas, Florida and the Caribbean. They are a fast growing species that reaches sexual maturity at a young age and can produce many eggs.
In Brazil, Yellowtail Snapper are undergoing overfishing and the fishery is poorly managed. Fishermen catch Yellowtail Snapper with handlines and traps. These fisheries also target and catch other species that are depleted/overfished.