Public Information Statement
Issued by NWS Houston/Galveston, TX

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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service Houston/Galveston TX
1113 AM CST Mon Mar 20 2017

The National Marine Fisheries Service announces that the
recreational sector for greater amberjack in federal waters of the
Gulf of Mexico will close at 12:01 AM, local time, on March 24,
2017, and will remain closed until 12:01 AM, local time, January 1,
2018. During the closure, all recreational harvest of greater
amberjack from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico is prohibited,
and 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


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