Amberjack, gray triggerfish season reopens Aug. 1 in Gulf state waters

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The recreational fishing season for amberjack reopens Aug. 1

Special to the News Bulletin
Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 05:12 AM.

Recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) reopens Aug. 1.

In Gulf federal waters, greater amberjack season will also open Aug. 1, but gray triggerfish will remain closed through Dec. 31.

In state and federal Gulf waters, greater amberjack must be larger than 30 inches when measured from the tip of the lower jaw to the fork of the tail to be harvested when the season is open. A daily bag limit of one fish per person applies.

Gray triggerfish must be larger than 14 inches when measured from the lower jaw to the fork of the tail to be taken in state and federal Gulf waters when the season is open. There is a two-fish daily bag limit per person.

Seasonal harvest closures, as well as size and bag limits, help conserve Florida’s valuable greater amberjack and gray triggerfish populations and improve opportunities in these fisheries for the future.

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