Greater Amberjack

Greater Amberjack. Illustrations by Diane Rome Peebles


The 2017 commercial fishing season for greater amberjack in Louisiana state waters closed, June 20 at 12:01 a.m.

Current landings data indicate the 2017 Gulf of Mexico commercial quota of 394,740 pounds will be harvested by June 20. 

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that federal waters will also remain closed to commercial amberjack fishing until the season reopens on January 1, 2018.