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Amberjack season set to close

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BATON ROUGE, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - State wildlife and fisheries officials say the 2013 commercial fishing season for greater amberjack will close on Monday at 12:01 a.m.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the pending closure Thursday following a review of current landings. Data indicates the 2013 Gulf of Mexico quota of 338,158 pounds will be harvested by that date. Louisiana commercial landings of greater amberjack average 100,000 pounds annually.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced that federal waters will also remain closed to commercial amberjack fishing for the remainder of 2013.

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