Fishing seasons for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish reopen Aug. 1 in federal waters, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council announced today.
The bag limit for greater amberjack is one fish per angler with a minimum size limit of 30 inches fork length, the council said.
The season’s triggerfish bag limit is two fish per person with a 14-inch fork length minimum size limit, managers said.
The commercial gray triggerfish season also reopens Aug. 1 and includes a 12-fish trip limit with the same size limit as is in place for recreational fishing, the council reported.
Fork length is measured from the tip of a fish’s closed mouth to the center of the tail fork. Watch the attached video to learn how to properly measure and identify gray triggerfish.