- 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.
Our underwater lands are managed to provide access for you to the waters of the state - rivers, lakes, streams and Puget Sound. We also work to serve the continuation of navigation and commerce.
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The Department of Natural Resources is the steward of Washington's aquatic lands and associated resources. Aquatic lands will be managed for current and future citizens of the state to: sustain long-term ecosystem and economic viability; and to ensure access to the aquatic lands and the benefits derived from them.