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Amberjack Recreational Fishing Season Announced

Amanda Nalley
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced new recreational fishing dates for the greater amberjack due to reports of overfishing. 

The Commission has announced that the greater amberjack recreational season will begin May 1st, and remain open till May 31st.

In recent years, federal quotas for amberjacks have been met or exceeded, which has led to early cut off dates. The FWC’s new season structure allows for recreational fishing in the spring and fall, but minimizes harvesting during spawning season.

The next amberjack season will take place during August 1st and October 31st.

Andrew Quintana is a senior at Florida State University pursuing degrees in Communication Studies and Editing, Writing, & Media. Before entering WFSU's newsroom, Andrew worked with V89 Radio's News and Continuity department and interned as a staff writer for Haute Living Magazine. He enjoys Razzie nominated films and collects vinyls that are perfect for ultimate frisbee. Follow Andrew Quintana on Twitter: @AndrewLQuintana