- 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.
The Marine Fisheries Council advises the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) on various issues and management programs related to fishery resources.
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The mission of the Division of Fish, Game, and Wildlife is to protect and manage the State's fish and wildlife resources to maximize their long-term economic, recreational and biological values for the citizens of New Jersey. Agency Goals: Maintain species diversity and optimum distribution and density of the state's fish and wildlife populations. Protect and enhance the habitat necessary to maintain the State's species diversity and optimum distribution and densities of fish and wildlife populations. Educate the public in the values and needs of the fish and wildlife resource. Optimize the recreational and commercial use of the State's fish and wildlife resources.