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Greater amberjack reopens to recreational harvest in Gulf waters Aug. 1

News Release

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack will reopen in Gulf state waters Aug. 1. It will remain closed in Gulf federal waters through Dec. 31, 2016.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will consider a similar closure in state waters at its September meeting in St. Augustine.

Gulf state waters are from shore to 9 nautical miles.

The minimum size limit is 34 inches fork length and the daily bag limit is one fish per person for greater amberjack in Gulf waters.

To learn more about greater amberjack regulations, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Amberjack.”



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