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Oil spill result: Amberjack season still open

BATON ROUGE, La. — Fisheries experts say that – because the Gulf of Mexico oil spill kept anglers from getting offshore this year – they’re unlikely to hit the limit set to let greater amberjack recover from overfishing.

ball_amberjackThe Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says that means recreational fishing for greater amberjack can continue through the rest of the year. The 2011 season will start Jan. 1.

Before the Macondo well blew wild April 20, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expected the Gulf-wide quota of 1.2 million pounds to be hit in late August.

The annual recreational quota is set at nearly 1.4 million pounds. However, NOAA reduced this year’s because the 2009 catch went over.

amberjack babe deckCommercial fishing for greater amberjack was closed Oct. 28.

source: Oil spill result: Amberjack season still open – Florida AP – MiamiHerald.com

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