Gulf Council Reminder: Greater Amberjack and Gray Triggerfish Set to Open in Federal Waters of the Gulf of Mexico

The recreational seasons for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen in the Federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico August 1, 2013. The commercial gray triggerfish season will also reopen August 1.

New regulations for gray triggerfish include a two-fish recreational bag limit and a 12-fish commercial trip limit. The minimum size limit for gray triggerfish is 14 inches fork length.

The bag limit for greater amberjack is one per person, and the size limit is 30 inches fork length.

Fork length is measured from the tip of the fish’s closed mouth to the center of the tail fork.

About MikeH

Texas hunter and fisherman for 50 years, published outdoor writer since 1979, licensed charter boat operator from 1982 to 2013. Past Member, Board of Directors, National Association of Charterboat Operators, current member Environmental Advisory Committee to the DOE and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. Married to Dorothy since 2000, one son, Michael who is recently married and living in Nederland, Texas. My wife and I live in Oyster Creek, Texas, near Freeport, and have a hunting property outside of Brazoria, Texas.
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