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Commercial Harvest for Greater Amberjack in South Atlantic Waters Will Close on
Monday, February 01, 2016 @ 18:22:27 EST
The commercial harvest for greater amberjack in South Atlantic waters will close, at 12:01 a.m. (local time) January 21, 2016, and will reopen at 12:01 a.m. (local time) on March 1, 2016. The 2016 commercial quota for greater amberjack is 769,388 pounds gutted weight. Updated landings data indicate the commercial quota will be met by January 21, 2016.
The operator of a vessel that has been issued a federal commercial permit for snapper-grouper and is landing greater amberjack for sale must have landed and bartered, traded, or sold such greater amberjack prior to 12:01 a.m., local time, January 21, 2016.
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