FWC reminds of change to greater amberjack season | News, Sports, Jobs

The recreational season for greater amberjack in Gulf of Mexico state waters will be open on Sept. 1 and will remain open through Oct. 31

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued an executive order to modify the 2022-23 recreational season — previously open on Aug. 1 — during its commission meeting in July.

The Gulf greater amberjack stock is overfished and experiencing overfishing and the recreational season modification is consistent with emergency measures implemented by NOAA fisheries for Gulf federal waters. Consistent state and federal recreational seasons for greater amberjack will help prevent quota overages and mitigate risks of future paybacks and seasonal closures.

For current recreational amberjack regulations, visit “http://MyFWC.com/Marine”>MyFWC.com/Marine and click on “Recreational Regulations” and “amberjack.”

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