Fishermen in Florida will get a chance to target grey triggerfish this fall.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said it would allow
for a limited fishing season later this year, the dates of the season
are still being decided.
triggerfish have been off-limits to recreational fishermen in the
Gulf of Mexico all year because the
2016 federal gray triggerfish quota was exceeded by more than 200
triggerfish are considered overfished, and when the federal quota is
exceeded, federal rules require the overage be deducted from the next
FWC also approved some changes to the triggerfish fishery that will
likely take effect next year.
changes include lowering the recreational bag limit from 2 fish to 1
fish per person, and increasing the recreational size limit from 14
to 15 inches fork length.
will also be a recreational closure in January and February in
addition to the current June through July spawning closure.