Gulf gray triggerfish reopens March 1, 2018

Special to The Log
Triggerfish will open in both state and federal waters on March 1 of 2018. They were closed in all of 2017 in federal waters and opened for just a few weeks in state waters. [LOG FILE PHOTO]

Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed in Gulf state and federal 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 one fish per person (lowered from two fish earlier this year), and the minimum size limit will be 15 inches fork length (increased from 14 inches fork length earlier this year). Similar changes were approved for Gulf federal waters.

These changes should help maintain fishing opportunities for gray triggerfish in state and federal waters for 2018 and the future.

This was news release provided by the the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.