Greater Amberjack

Greater Amberjack. Illustrations by Diane Rome Peebles

In Louisiana, there is  a notice of Intent to modify the commercial and recreational limits for greater amberjack harvest.

 

The commercial trip limit will decrease from 2,000 pounds whole weight to 1,500 pounds whole weight. The recreational size limit will increase from 30 to 34 inches fork length.

 

Earlier in 2015, the National Marine Fisheries Service promulgated rules establishing this commercial trip limit reduction and recreational size limit increase.  Today’s action will provide consistency with federal regulations.

 

To view the full notice of intent, please visit here.

 

Interested persons may submit comments relative to the proposed rule to Jason Adriance, Fisheries Division, Department of Wildlife and Fisheries, P.O. Box 98000, Baton Rouge, LA 70898-9000 or via email to jadriance@wlf.la.gov prior to April 7, 2016.

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