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Greater amberjack reopens to recreational harvest

By FWC - | May 5, 2021

[#Beginning of Shooting Data Section] Nikon D100 Focal Length: 155mm White Balance: Auto -3 Color Mode: Mode II (Adobe RGB) 2003/04/21 18:45:19.8 Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority AF Mode: AF-C Hue Adjustment: 0¡ RAW (12-bit) Metering Mode: Multi-Pattern Tone Comp: Auto Sharpening: Auto Image Size: Large (3008 x 2000) 1/100 sec - f/5.6 Flash Sync Mode: Not Attached Noise Reduction: OFF Exposure Comp.: 0 EV Image Comment: Lens: 80-200mm f/2.8-2.8 D Sensitivity: ISO 200 [#End of Shooting Data Section]

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack reopened in Gulf state and federal waters for May 1-31. After an annual season spawning closure in June and July, recreational harvest is scheduled to reopen again from Aug. 1 to Oct. 31.

If you plan to fish for greater amberjack or certain other reef fish species in Gulf or Atlantic state or federal waters from a private recreational vessel (includes anglers over 65 years of age), you must sign up as a State Reef Fish Angler. If you are already a Gulf Reef Fish Angler, your Gulf designation meets the new statewide requirement until it expires. To learn more about the no-cost designation, visit MyFWC.com/SRFS. Sign up today at GoOutdoorsFlorida.com. Annual renewal is required.

To learn more about greater amberjack regulations, visit MyFWC.com/Marine and click on “Recreational Regulations.”