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NOAA Fisheries Announces Final Greater Amberjack Modification for the Gulf

NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule modifying the greater amberjack recreational fishing year and fixed closed season in the Gulf of Mexico.

Recreational fishing for greater amberjack will be open May 1-31, 2018.

What This Means:

• Regulations will be effective April 30, 2018.

• The greater amberjack recreational fishing year will be August 1 through July 31 (see table below).

• The greater amberjack recreational fixed closed season will be November 1 through April 30 and June 1 through July 31.

• Recreational fishing will be open August through October and in May.

• Therefore, the greater amberjack recreational sector will open on May 1, 2018.

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