Mangrove snapper (also called “gray” or “mango” snapper) is caught throughout the Gulf with hook-and-line or bottom longline. Hook-and-line and hand lines allow for non-target species to be released more quickly, improving survival chances, and cause less damage to the seafloor. A bottom longline consists of a central line strung with many baited hooked lines and a weight of some type keeping the line in place. This method can catch many non-target species and cause damage to the seafloor. Mangrove snapper mature and reproduce quickly, making stock depletion less of a threat.