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Gather Data.2

B - Red Drum Commercial Landings (fish catch)

checkmarkClick here to go to the ANNUAL COMMERCIAL LANDINGS site.

  • Scroll down to the "Species" box on the left side of the page. 
  • Delete the text in the box, then type "DRUM,RED.”
  • Scroll down to the "Year Range" box.
  • Click on the "From" box and select 1981.
  • Scroll down and click the "Submit Query" button.
  1. What is the trend in number of fish caught each year?
  2. Hypothesize why the catch might be so low after 1987.

C - Commercial Regulations

checkmarkClick here to go to the COMMERCIAL REGULATIONS site.

  • Read about Spanish Mackerel and answer the following questions.
  1. Is a permit required to catch Spanish Mackerel?
  2. What is the minimum size Spanish Mackerel you can keep?
  3. What laws apply to “gill net” fishing for Mackerel?
  4. What time of year can you fish for Spanish Mackerel?
  5. How much Spanish Mackerel can you catch in a year?


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