(August 14, 2014)– The Louisiana Deparment of Wildlife and Fisheries announced today that the 2014 commercial fishing season for greater amberjack in Louisiana state waters will close on Monday, August 25 at 12:01 a.m.
Following a review of current landings, data indicates the 2014 Gulf of Mexico commercial quota of 409,000 pounds will be harvested by August 24.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that federal waters will also remain closed to recreational and commercial amberjack fishing for the remainder of 2014.
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 at www.facebook.com/ldwffb or follow us on Twitter @LDWF.
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