Almaco Jack

Almaco Jack

Scientific Name

Seriola rivoliana

Stock Status

Overfishing – No

Overfished – Unknown

Stock Assessment

SEDAR 49

Regulations

Recreational Commercial
Season Open year-round. If the sum of commercial and recreational landings reach the stock complex ACL, then harvest will be prohibited for the remainder of the year. Season Open year-round. If the sum of commercial and recreational landings reach the stock complex ACL, then harvest will be prohibited for the remainder of the year.
Minimum Size Limit none Minimum Size Limit none
Bag Limit Within the 20-reef fish aggregate bag limit which includes vermillion snapper, lane snapper, gray triggerfish, almaco jack, golden tilefish, goldface tilefish, and blueline tilefish. Trip Limit none
Permit State-issued recreational license/angler registry, federal angler registry or Federal charter/headboat permit for reef fish Permit Commercial vessel permit for reef fish is required. Additionally, an eastern Gulf reef fish bottom longline endorsement required to use bottom longline for Gulf reef fish in the federal waters east of 85°30′ longitude.
Gear Non-stainless steel circle hooks are required when fishing with natural baits. At least one dehooking device is required and must be used to remove hooks. Gear Non-stainless steel circle hooks are required when fishing with natural baits. At least one dehooking device is required and must be used to remove hooks.

Harvest Limits

Sector Annual Catch Limit
Stock   Combined ACL for lesser amberjack, almaco jack, and banded rudderfish – 312,000 pounds