Commercial Fisheries Landings in Florida

Download Florida landings data for all commercially harvested finfish and invertebrate species.

COMMERCIAL LANDINGS DATA

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Commercial fisheries include any species that are harvested and sold for human consumption, for medical use, in aquarium or souvenir trades, or for any other for-profit purpose. The state of Florida collects data from commercial harvesters and dealers to generate statistics on the types of species and quantities landed, as well as the size, weight and age distribution of harvested species.

Summarized landings data can be downloaded from this site as PDF files. Before downloading landings data from this website, please note the following:

  • 2013 data are preliminary. Final landings will be posted as soon as they are available.
  • All data are subject to change. Corrections and additions are made to the database as they are provided, and revised landings will be posted when available. Calendar year landings are considered final as of July of the following year.
  • Factors used to convert landed quantity to whole weight are available on this page.
  • Stone crab landings are reported as claw weight rather than whole weight.
  • Sponges are reported as pieces harvested rather than pounds.
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Commercial Landings Table
Commercial landings are listed annually by the following categories: Statewide,
by Coast, by County and by Month.

Statewide annual commercial landings tables include pounds harvested, the number of fishing trips, average dockside value, and estimated total value for each harvested species. Landings tables by Coast include pounds harvested and fishing trips delineated by the east and west coasts of Florida. The boundary between the east and west coasts has historically been drawn at the line between Dade County and Monroe County. Separate totals for inland and out-of-state pounds harvested and fishing trips pertain to commercial harvest landed in a noncoastal county of Florida or in another state. County landings tables include pounds harvested and fishing trips broken out by county landed. County landed is the county where the fishery product first came ashore. Monthly commercial landings tables include annual pounds harvested and number of fishing trips for each harvested species, delineated by month.

Report status indicates whether the annual landings files are finalized or preliminary. Commercial landings with a status of preliminary are incomplete and will be updated as information is received. Landings listed as final are subject to corrections and deletions. Revisions will be posted when available, and the date revised will be recorded in the following table.

Commercial Landings
Year Statewide Coast County Month Report Status Date Last Revised
1986 49 KB 51 KB 130 KB 69 KB Final 08/19/2010
1987 49 KB 51 KB 131 KB 69 KB Final 08/19/2010
1988 49 KB 51 KB 132 KB 69 KB Final 08/19/2010
1989 49 KB 51 KB 133 KB 69 KB Final 08/19/2010
1990 49 KB 51 KB 132 KB 69 KB Final 08/19/2010
1991 49 KB 51 KB 133 KB 69 KB Final 08/19/2010
1992 49 KB 51 KB 132 KB 69 KB Final 08/19/2010
1993 49 KB 51 KB 132 KB 69 KB Final 08/19/2010
1994 49 KB 51 KB 131 KB 69 KB Final 08/19/2010
1995 49 KB 51 KB 130 KB 69 KB Final 08/19/2010
1996 49 KB 51 KB 128 KB 68 KB Final 08/19/2010
1997 49 KB 51 KB 129 KB 68 KB Final 08/19/2010
1998 49 KB 51 KB 128 KB 68 KB Final 08/19/2010
1999 49 KB 51 KB 128 KB 68 KB Final 08/19/2010
2000 49 KB 51 KB 127 KB 68 KB Final 08/19/2010
2001 48 KB 51 KB 127 KB 68 KB Final 08/19/2010
2002 48 KB 51 KB 126 KB 68 KB Final 08/19/2010
2003 49 KB 51 KB 127 KB 68 KB Final 09/24/2011
2004 49 KB 51 KB 132 KB 68 KB Final 09/24/2011
2005 49 KB 51 KB 131 KB 68 KB Final 09/24/2011
2006 49 KB 51 KB 125 KB 67 KB Final 09/24/2011
2007 124 KB 195 KB 1228 KB 424 KB Final 06/11/2013
2008 126 KB 200 KB 1241 KB 430 KB Final 06/11/2013
2009 125 KB 200 KB 1242 KB 430 KB Final 06/11/2013
2010 124 KB 195 KB 1231 KB 428 KB Final 06/11/2013
2011 81 KB 130 KB 1241 KB 306 KB Final 09/05/2013
2012 82 KB 139 KB 932 KB 311 KB Final 09/05/2013
2013 81 KB 136 KB 906 KB 304 KB *Preliminary 09/05/2013

Whole Weight Conversion Factors
Landings summaries are in pounds of whole weight with the exception of sponges, which are in "pieces"; stone crabs, which are in claw weight; and clams and oysters, which are in meat weight. However, some species are sold in quantities other than pounds whole weight. For example, clams are sold by the piece or by the gallon; tuna and swordfish are gutted and headed; snappers and groupers are gutted; and spiny lobsters may be tailed. The conversion factor is the number that is multiplied by the quantity in whatever units landed to produce the pounds of whole weight.

Whole Weight Conversions (59 KB)

Commercial Fishing License Summaries
License summaries provide information on the number of fishing licenses, permits, and endorsements that are issued to commercial fishers by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Commercial licenses are issued by fiscal year (July 1-June 30) rather than calendar year. For purposes of associating license summaries to fishery landings, use the license (fiscal) year that begins July 1 of the calendar landings. For example, the 2006-2007 license year estimates participation by license and permit type for 2006 landings.

Fiscal Year License Summaries
Fiscal Year Statewide Coast County
1990-1991 37 KB 37 KB 51 KB
1991-1992 37 KB 37 KB 51 KB
1992-1993 37 KB 37 KB 51 KB
1993-1994 37 KB 37 KB 51 KB
1994-1995 37 KB 38 KB 55 KB
1995-1996 37 KB 38 KB 53 KB
1996-1997 37 KB 38 KB 52 KB
1997-1998 37 KB 38 KB 52 KB
1998-1999 37 KB 38 KB 52 KB
1999-2000 37 KB 37 KB 52 KB
2000-2001 37 KB 38 KB 52 KB
2001-2002 38 KB 38 KB 56 KB
2002-2003 38 KB 38 KB 56 KB
2003-2004 38 KB 40 KB 57 KB
2004-2005 37 KB 38 KB 55 KB
2005-2006 38 KB 38 KB 56 KB
2006-2007 37 KB 38 KB 55 KB
2007-2008 38 KB 40 KB 57 KB
2008-2009 38 KB 40 KB 57 KB

 

Commercial Marine Life (Tropical Ornamentals)
Statewide commercial marine life (tropical ornamentals) landings are listed annually. The annual landings files include total numbers (not pounds), the number of fishing trips, average dockside value, and estimated total value for each harvested marine life species. Report status indicates whether the annual landings files are finalized or preliminary. Commercial marine life landings with a status of preliminary are incomplete and will be updated as information is received. Landings listed as final are subject to corrections and deletions. Revisions will be posted when available, and the date revised will be recorded in the following table.

Marine Life (Tropical Ornamental) Landings
Year Statewide Report Status Date Last Revised
1994 46 KB Final 01/06/2006
1995 46 KB Final 01/06/2006
1996 46 KB Final 01/06/2006
1997 47 KB Final 01/06/2006
1998 46 KB Final 01/06/2006
1999 46 KB Final 08/19/2010
2000 46 KB Final 08/19/2010
2001 46 KB Final 08/19/2010
2002 46 KB Final 08/19/2010
2003 46 KB Final 09/24/2011
2004 45 KB Final 09/24/2011
2005 45 KB Final 09/24/2011
2006 46 KB Final 09/24/2011
2007 108 KB Final 06/11/2013
2008 105 KB Final 06/11/2013
2009 109 KB Final 06/11/2013
2010 105 KB Final 06/11/2013
2011 71 KB Final 09/05/2013
2012 71 KB Final 09/05/2013
2013 69 KB *Preliminary 09/05/2013


FWC Facts:
Sunshine bass are bred at FWC hatcheries by crossing white bass with striped bass. Approximately 1 million sunshine bass are stocked in Florida each year.

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