- 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.
Protects and manages fish, forest, and wildlife resources for the public’s use and enjoyment
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manages Connecticut’s fish to provide sustainable populations, including endangered species, commensurate with habitat capability and relevant ecological, social, and economic considerations; regulates and manages anadromous, marine commercial and recreational fisheries consistent with interjurisdictional management plans and target harvest objectives; regulates and manages inland fish populations and habitat through various stocking, population manipulation, and habitat preservation and improvement programs; protects and conserves aquatic habitat and associated riparian zones by reviewing and commenting on permit applications for development, water diversion, and habitat alteration; and conducts public awareness and educational programs to promote an understanding and appreciation for aquatic resources and habitats.