Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HOUSTON/GALVESTON TX
1232 PM CDT FRI AUG 15 2014

...HARVESTING OF GREATER AMBERJACK WILL CLOSE ON AUGUST 25...

THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE ANNOUNCES THAT BOTH THE COMMERCIAL
AND RECREATIONAL SECTORS FOR GREATER AMBERJACK IN FEDERAL WATERS OF THE
GULF OF MEXICO...WILL CLOSE AT 12:01 AM LOCAL TIME ON AUGUST 25TH 2014...
AND WILL REMAIN CLOSED THROUGH DECEMBER 31ST 2014.

DURING THE CLOSURES...ALL HARVEST OR POSSESSION OF GREATER AMBERJACK IN
OR FROM GULF FEDERAL WATERS...AND THE SALE OR PURCHASE OF GREATER
AMBERJACK TAKEN FROM GULF FEDERAL WATERS IS PROHIBITED.  A PERSON ABOARD
A VESSEL FOR WHICH A FEDERAL COMMERCIAL OR CHARTER VESSEL/HEADBOAT PERMIT
FOR GULF REEF FISH HAS BEEN ISSUED MUST ALSO ABIDE BY THESE CLOSURE
PROVISIONS IN STATE WATERS.

QUESTIONS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICES...
AT 727-824-5305.

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