- 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 North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) is responsible for the stewardship of the state's marine and estuarine resources
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Today, DMF's mission is to maintain, preserve, protect and develop all of North Carolina's marine and estuarine resources. To meet this mission, the DMF is organized into nine sections that report to a Deputy Director, Mike Buhl, and an Executive Director, Preston Pate