2016 Louisiana King Mackerel Season

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The Louisiana commercial king mackerel season will open July 1, 2016, according to a recent announcement from the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) .

The Commission also granted the authority to the Secretary of the Department to close the season once the 2016-17 quota is met or projected to be met.

King mackerel is a substantial commercial fishery in Louisiana. From 2000 through 2014, Louisiana landed, on average, approximately 76 percent of the allotted western Gulf of Mexico quota.

In 2014, approximately 1,111,806 pounds were landed in Louisiana alone, with a significant portion shipped to markets in the northeastern U.S.

source: Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission