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Public Information Statement
National Weather Service New Orleans LA
454 PM 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 on 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 reel fish also
follow these closure provisions in state waters. For more
information call the National Marine Fisheries Service at seven two
seven eight two four five three zero five.

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