Friday, November 8, 2013

Most Popular Recreational Saltwater Fish Species - USA 2012

U.S. recreational anglers catch and harvest a wide range of fish species. The following list includes the twenty most popular species of saltwater fish, in terms of pounds landed.

1. Striped Bass
2. Spotted Seatrout
3. Red Drum
4. Bluefish
5. Yellowfin Tuna
6. Dolphin
7. Summer Flounder
8. Sheepshead
9. Red Snapper
10. King Mackerel
11. Scup
12. Black Drum
13. Spanish Mackerel
14. Striped Mullet
15. Black Sea Bass
16. Atlantic Croaker
17. Sand Seatrout
18. Little Tunny
19. Tautog
20. Wahoo

note: This list does not include data for Alaska and Texas because recreational weight data are not provided by those states.

source: Fisheries of the United States 2012 (NOAA Fisheries)

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