Recreational Closure for Almaco Jack, Banded Rudderfish, and Lesser Amberjack in South Atlantic Federal Waters on December 18, 2018

December 14, 2018

FB18-086 South Atlantic Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact: Sustainable Fisheries, (727) 824-5305

WHAT/WHEN:

  • The recreational harvest of almaco jack, banded rudderfish, and lesser amberjack (Other Jacks Complex) in federal waters of the South Atlantic will close at 12:01 a.m., (local time), on December 18 , 2018.  During the recreational closure, harvest or possession of species in the Other Jacks Complex in or from federal waters is prohibited. 

 

WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING:

  • The 2018 recreational catch limit is 267,799 pounds whole weight. 
  • Recreational landings have exceeded the recreational catch limit; therefore, recreational harvest must close.

 

AFTER THE CLOSURE:

  • As a reminder, commercial harvest is closed. 
  • The 2019 fishing season for both the recreational sector and commercial sector of the Other Jacks Complex will open at 12:01 a.m., (local time), on January 1, 2019. 

 

This bulletin provides only a summary of the existing regulations.  Full regulations can be found in the Federal Register or at https://www.ecfr.gov/cgi-bin/text-idx?SID=383bc195ccbeab4fd6bec1c24905df34&node=sp50.12.622.i&rgn=div6#se50.12.622_1193.  


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Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on December 17, 2018