- 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.
Research and Rulemaking Authority over the majority of Florida marine life
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To study all aspects of the state's saltwater fisheries, and to develop a comprehensive saltwater fishery conservation and management policy for the territorial saltwaters of the state (Chapter 80-162, Laws of Florida). After two years of rigorous study, the Council completed work on numerous recommendations on all aspects of fisheries management.