Recreational fishing for greater amberjack will re-open on August the 1st in the Gulf of Mexico.
Greater amberjack have been off limits to recreational fishermen since June 1st – there is a seasonal closure every summer to help rebuild and protect the amberjack population.
Federal regulators estimate that the recreational quota will likely be met by mid- to late September.
The bag limit for greater amberjack is one per person, and the size limit is still 30 inches fork length which is expected to continue through the end of the recreational fishing season.
Next year the size limit on Greater amberjack will likely increase to 34 inches fork length.