Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX 445 PM CDT TUE JUL 27 2016

THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE ANNOUNCES THAT THE
RECREATIONAL SECTOR FOR GREATER AMBERJACK IN FEDERAL WATERS OF THE
GULF OF MEXICO WILL NOT REOPEN ON AUGUST 1,2016. RECREATIONAL
HARVEST OF GULF GREATER AMBERJACK WILL REMAIN CLOSED FROM AUGUST 1
THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2016. DURING THE CLOSURE, ALL RECREATIONAL
HARVEST OF GRAY TRIGGERFISH FROM FEDERAL WATERS IN THE GULF OF
MEXICO IS PROHIBITED, IN THE BAG AND POSSESSION LIMITS ARE ZERO. A
PERSON ON BOARD A VESSEL WITH A FEDERAL CHARTER VESSEL/HEADBOAT
PERMIT FOR GULF REEF FISH MUST ALSO FOLLOW THESE CLOSURE PROVISIONS
IN STATE WATERS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CALL THE NATIONAL MARINE
FISHERIES SERVICE AT 727-824-5305.

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