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kmoose 03-20-2017 08:44 AM

AJs Closed for the rest of 2017
 
Closed commercially and recreationally for the rest of 2017...

Tyson Brown 03-20-2017 09:00 AM

Re: AJs Closed for the rest of 2017
 
Wow. First I've heard of AJs being in danger of extinction.

Mango Tango 03-20-2017 09:51 AM

Re: AJs Closed for the rest of 2017
 
This is a joke right? Where?

SEATUX 03-20-2017 10:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Mango Tango (Post 2136218)
This is a joke right? Where?


FB17-016
FISHERY BULLETIN ISSUE DATE: March 17 2017
CONTACT: Kelli O'Donnell, 727-824-5305, Kelli.Odonnell@NOAA.gov


NOAA Fishery Announces the Federal Gulf of Mexico Greater Amberjack Recreational Fishing Season Will Close on March 24,2017


WHAT/WHEN:
Recreational harvest of greater amberjack in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico will close at 12:01 a.m., local time, on March 24, 2017, and will remain closed until January 1, 2018.


WHY THIS CLOSURE IS HAPPENING:

The 1,255,600-pound whole weight recreational annual catch limit for 2016 was exceeded, requiring the 2017 annual catch limit and annual catch target to be reduced by the amount of the overage in 2016.
NOAA Fisheries is required to close the recreational sector for greater amberjack when the recreational annual catch target is reached, or is projected to be reached.
Based on available data, NOAA Fisheries projects the adjusted 335,741-pound whole weight recreational annual catch target for 2017 will be reached by March 24, 2017.
Therefore, the recreational fishing season will close in federal waters at 12:01 a.m. on March 24, 2017, and remain closed until January 1, 2018.
This closure is necessary to protect the greater amberjack population. The greater amberjack population is overfished (the population is too low) and limiting harvest is necessary for the population to recover.
NOAA Fisheries reminds fishermen that state water regulations for greater amberjack may differ from federal water regulations. It is important for fishermen to check the applicable state regulations to determine whether harvest is allowed in state waters.

DURING THE CLOSURE:

Recreational harvest or possession of greater amberjack is prohibited in federal waters.
The closure applies in both state and federal waters for vessels that have a valid Gulf of Mexico reef fish charter/headboat permit.

kmoose 03-20-2017 01:03 PM

Re: AJs Closed for the rest of 2017
 
Again, the problem is NOAA has no real way to tell who is catching AJs or any other species and how much of recreational TAC. It's a guessing game that there is solutions for but nobody wants to hear it.......

Jason7654 03-22-2017 11:51 AM

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Wow. I can't believe all the crap gulf fishermen have to put up with. A large factor of me moving to the East coast was how bad the fishing closures are on the west coast, and it's only getting worse!

kmoose 03-22-2017 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Jason7654 (Post 2136430)
Wow. I can't believe all the crap gulf fishermen have to put up with. A large factor of me moving to the East coast was how bad the fishing closures are on the west coast, and it's only getting worse!

Here is a good reason....

clambake 50 09-13-2017 04:42 PM

Re: AJs Closed for the rest of 2017
 
Everytime I log on here there is another closure how does one keep up


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