Amberjack season closes, slated to re-open in August

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1. Greater amberjack will re-open for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters Aug. 1.

State waters in the Atlantic extend from shore to 3 nautical miles and in the Gulf from shore to 9 nautical miles. Seasonal harvest closures protect Florida’s valuable greater amberjack populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future, FWC officials said.

 

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