Commercial Greater Amberjack Fishing Season to Close October 20

11-112-CWS | October 18, 2011

BILOXI, Miss. – The commercial fishing season for greater amberjack will close in Mississippi territorial waters at 12:01 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, and will reopen at 12:01 a.m., Jan. 1, 2012.


The closing of the commercial greater amberjack season is issued under the authority of Mississippi Code Ann. 49-15-15 (1) (a) (2009).


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