- Associated Press - Friday, January 8, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission has set the 2016 commercial king mackerel season to begin Friday, July 1.

King mackerel is a substantial commercial fishery in Louisiana. From 2000 through 2014, Louisiana landed, on average, about 76 percent of the allotted western Gulf of Mexico quota.

In 2014, about 1.1 million pounds were landed in Louisiana alone, with a significant portion shipped to markets in the northeastern U.S.

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