Sources: Bandit Line (vertical line)
Harvest areas: Red snapper populations range from North Carolina to the Florida Keys and throughout the Gulf of Mexico to the Yucatan.
Seasonality: Year round fishing, Yearly Quotas on Fish by Individual Tag. When the Tag Quota is filled, fishing stops
Fish Size: 1 to 1.5lb/1.6 to 1.9lb/2 to 2.2lb/2.2 to 2.9lb/3 to 4lb / 4 to 5lb / 5 to 6lb /6 to 9lb
Fillet Size: 3 to 5 oz/ 4 to 6oz / 6 to 8oz / 8 to 10oz /10 to 12oz/ 12 to 14oz/16 to 20oz/1.5 to 2lb
Cut Spec: Skinless; Skin On Scale Off ; Scale On ; Tail On Fillet ; Whole Fish Gutted ; Whole Fish Scaled & Gutted
moist, white flesh
delicate sweet flavor
broiled, baked, steamed, poached, fried or grilled
low in saturated fat and sodium
very good source of protein
American Red Snapper on the menu says QUALITY.
Note: Much of the fish sold as red snapper, a familiar and expensive favorite of seafood lovers for its firm texture and nutty flavor, isn't red snapper at all, Genetic analysis of 22 "red snapper" fillets purchased in eight states revealed that 17 of them--or 77 percent--came from fish other than Lutjanus campechanus. LAF Sells only American Red Snapper as “red snapper” other snappers are sold as the type of snapper they are ie silk snapper, lane snapper, pargo snapper, vermillion snapper