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FB17-060
FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE D
ATE: October 27, 2017
CONTACT: Sustainable Fisheries (727) 824-5305

Recreational Closure for Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic Federal Waters on October 31, 2017

WHAT/WHEN:

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack in South Atlantic federal waters will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, October 31, 2017. 

WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING:

The 2017 recreational catch limit is 1,167,837 pounds whole weight. Recreational landings have met the recreational catch limit.  According to the accountability measure, recreational harvest must close. 

DURING THE CLOSURE:

During the recreational closure, the bag and possession limits of greater amberjack in or from federal waters are zero.  Because commercial harvest is also closed, the prohibition on harvest or possession of greater amberjack applies in both state and federal waters for vessels that have a Federal commercial or charter vessel/headboat permit for South Atlantic snapper-grouper.

This bulletin provides only a summary of the existing regulations.  Full regulations can be found in the Federal Register or at: https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=383bc195ccbeab4fd6bec1c24905df34&node=sp50.12.622.i&rgn=div6#_top.

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Media: Kim Amendola, 727-551-5707
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