May 20, 2011 – Today the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced the 2011 seasons for the commercial and recreational harvest of greater amberjack. LDWF Secretary Robert Barham set the seasons to coincide with federal seasons issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Commercial Greater Amberjack Season
The commercial fishery for greater amberjack in Louisiana waters will close at 12:01 a.m. on June 18, 2011 and will remain closed until 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2012.
Recreational Greater Amberjack Season
The 2011 recreational season for greater amberjack will close for a two month period beginning June 1 and reopening August 1.
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.
For more information please contact Laura Wooderson at firstname.lastname@example.org  or (225) 610-2363.