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Gulf gray triggerfish reopens March 1, 2018

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or Amanda.Nalley@MyFWC.com

Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed in Gulf state waters through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening March 1. The season will also close June 1 through July 31.

When the season reopens, the daily recreational bag limit will be 1 fish per person (lowered from 2 fish earlier this year), and the minimum size limit will be 15 inches fork length (increased from 14 inches fork length). Similar changes are pending for Gulf federal waters. Learn more about federal changes at http://sero.nmfs.noaa.gov/fishery_bulletins/index.html External Website.

These changes should help maintain fishing opportunities for gray triggerfish for 2018 and the future.

For more information on gray triggerfish, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Triggerfish.”

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