- Although the flesh of the almaco jack is considered quality table fare, the species has been associated with ciguatera poisoning, a seldom fatal stomach irritation.
- The almaco jack is susceptible to tapeworm parasites in the caudal peduncle area, but the meat can be eaten safely if affected portions are cut away.
California Department of Fish and Game (Marine Region)
20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite #100
Type Of Organization
The Marine Resources Division: protects, maintains, and enhances populations and habitats of marine plants, invertebrates, fish, and mammals, and provides opportunities for their uses; and conducts research and management programs.
Name Of Contact
The mission of the Department of Fish and Game (CDFG) is to manage California's diverse fish, wildlife, and plant resources, and the habitats upon which they depend, for their ecological values and for their use and enjoyment by the public. Functions and responsibilities of the CDFG are derived from the State Constitution and the Fish and Game Code. CDFG's implementing regulations are found in Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations