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TPWD News Release — Oct. 27, 2009

Feds Close Gulf Amberjack Fishing

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department reminds anglers that a closure is in effect for greater amberjack fishing in Gulf of Mexico federal waters.

The National Marine Fisheries Service closed recreational amberjack fishing on Oct. 24 after announcing the recreational quota of 1.368 million pounds had been reached. The

losure will remain in effect through the end of the year.

Although amberjack fishing remains open in state waters, anglers holding federal permits for amberjack are required to adhere to the federal closure, according to TPWD officials.

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