For Immediate Release:
July 12, 2016 – Officials with the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the 2016 commercial fishing season for greater amberjack in Louisiana State waters will close on Sunday, July 17, at 12:01 a.m. Following a review of current landings, data indicates the 2016 Gulf of Mexico commercial quota of 394,740 pounds is projected to be met by that date.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that federal waters will also close on Sunday, July 17, at 12:01 a.m. and remain closed to commercial amberjack fishing for the remainder of 2016.
The Department of Wildlife and Fisheries is charged with managing and protecting Louisiana's abundant natural resources. For more information, visit us at www.wlf.louisiana.gov on Facebook atwww.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
For more information contact Jason Adriance at 504.284.2032 or firstname.lastname@example.org .