- 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.
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The Department of Natural Resources is committed to achieving the goals of Smart Growth by fully executing those Department programs required under the 1992 planning act and the 1997 Smart Growth Initiative; utilizing GIS technology, the Green Infrastructure network, and other resources to identify natural resource lands and open space most in need of protection; fully supporting and implementing those Department programs which protect natural resource lands and open space; identifying and implementing resource protection measures which reinforce neighborhood conservation, urban revitalization, and green building & development; providing resource planning assistance to local governments; and ensuring that Smart Growth is a "guiding ethos" for program activities.