Triggerfish, Gray

Shape

Synonyms

n/a

Edibility

Excellent

Regulations

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  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 15 in Fork Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • Closed Seasons from August 17th, 2018 to December 31st, 2018
    from January 1st, 2019 to February 28th, 2019
    from June 1st, 2019 to July 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    ***The recreational quota has been met. The recreational season will close on August 17, 2018 and remain closed through December 31, 2018. Read the closure announcement. ----------------- Commercial Regulations ***The commercial quota has been met. The commercial season closed October 7th and will remain closed through December 31, 2018. 14 inch minimum size limit (fork length). 16 fish trip limit. Commercial season is closed June 1 - July 31.

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Fork Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: General Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    Minimum Size is 14 inches Fork Length off of Florida.
    Must be landed with head and fins intact.

    Commercial regulations for South Atlantic Federal Waters:
    CLOSED, effective November 6, 2018. Reopens January 1, 2019.
    ​1,000-lb (whole weight) commercial trip limit.
    Minimum size: 12-inch fork length in federal waters off of NC, SC, and GA; 14-inch fork length in federal waters off of the east coast of FL.
    Commercial split season for gray triggerfish - the Annual Catch Limit will be split in half with half the quota available January 1 through June 30 and the second half of the quota available July 1 through December 31 annually. Each season will remain open until NOAA Fisheries determines that the seasonal ACL has been met or is projected to be met.
    All species must be landed with head and fins intact.
    Recreational and commercial fishermen are required to use dehooking tools when fishing for snapper grouper species.
    The use of non-stainless steel circle hooks (offset or non-offset) is required for all species in the snapper grouper complex when using hook-and-line gear with natural baits in waters North of 28 degrees N. latitude.
    After the commercial quota is met, all purchase and sale is prohibited and harvest and/or possession is limited to the recreational bag limit. This prohibition does not apply to fish harvested, landed, and sold prior to the quota being reached and held in cold storage by a dealer. Quotas are given in gutted weights.
    Commercial snapper grouper vessels must have onboard NMFS approved sea turtle release gear and follow smalltooth sawfish release protocol. For more info call 727-824-5312.
    Annual Catch Limit (ACL) – This species is managed under an ACL, Commercial ACL
    Additional Information: Gray Triggerfish Commercial Regulations

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Measurements Min Size: 14 in Fork Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: General Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    Minimum Size is 12 inches Fork Length off of NC, SC, and GA.
    Must be landed with head and fins intact.
    If you are bringing fish back to the U.S. from the Bahamas by water, please see Bringing fish back from the Bahamas.

    Commercial regulations for South Atlantic Federal Waters:
    CLOSED, effective November 6, 2018. Reopens January 1, 2019.
    ​1,000-lb (whole weight) commercial trip limit.
    Minimum size: 12-inch fork length in federal waters off of NC, SC, and GA; 14-inch fork length in federal waters off of the east coast of FL.
    Commercial split season for gray triggerfish - the Annual Catch Limit will be split in half with half the quota available January 1 through June 30 and the second half of the quota available July 1 through December 31 annually. Each season will remain open until NOAA Fisheries determines that the seasonal ACL has been met or is projected to be met.
    All species must be landed with head and fins intact.
    Recreational and commercial fishermen are required to use dehooking tools when fishing for snapper grouper species.
    The use of non-stainless steel circle hooks (offset or non-offset) is required for all species in the snapper grouper complex when using hook-and-line gear with natural baits in waters North of 28 degrees N. latitude.
    After the commercial quota is met, all purchase and sale is prohibited and harvest and/or possession is limited to the recreational bag limit. This prohibition does not apply to fish harvested, landed, and sold prior to the quota being reached and held in cold storage by a dealer. Quotas are given in gutted weights.
    Commercial snapper grouper vessels must have onboard NMFS approved sea turtle release gear and follow smalltooth sawfish release protocol. For more info call 727-824-5312.
    Annual Catch Limit (ACL) – This species is managed under an ACL, Commercial ACL
    Additional Information: Gray Triggerfish Commercial Regulations

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 15 in Fork Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Closed Seasons from September 28th, 2018 to February 28th, 2019
    from June 1st, 2019 to July 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    For more information, see myFWC/Triggerfish.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 15 in Fork Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: 20 Fish Limit: 20

  • Closed Seasons from August 17th, 2018 to February 28th, 2019
    from June 1st, 2019 to July 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    The recreational quota has been met. The recreational season closed on August 17, 2018 and will remain closed through December 31, 2018. Read the closure announcement.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 15 in Fork Length

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • Closed Seasons from August 17th, 2018 to February 28th, 2019
    from June 1st, 2019 to July 31st, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    The recreational quota has been met. The recreational season closed on August 17, 2018 and will remain closed through December 31, 2018. Read the closure announcement.

    For additional information including season closures, see Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council.

  • Bag Limit 1

  • Measurements Min Size: 15 in Fork Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Limit: 20

  • Closed Seasons from August 17th, 2018 to February 28th, 2019

  • Additional Notes
    The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the season for the recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will close in Louisiana waters at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018.

    Effective January 16, 2018, new management measures were enacted to rebuild the gray triggerfish stock in the Gulf of Mexico. The recreational bag limit decreased to 1 gray triggerfish per angler per day within the 20-reef fish aggregate bag limit, and the recreational minimum size limit increased to 15 inches fork length.

  • Gear Hook and Line Only

  • Bag Limit 10

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Fork Length

  • Gear Dehooking

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Fork Length

  • Gear Circle Hooks & Dehooking

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • License Required
    Eligible for NC Saltwater Fishing Tournament managed by Division of Marine Fisheries.

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Aggregate Information Name: Reef Fish Limit: 20

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum or maximum size limit. No closed season.

  • Additional Notes
    No minimum size; No bag limit. Citation 4 lbs or 20 inches.

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Measurements Min Size: 12 in Fork Length

  • Gear Dehooking Required

  • Aggregate Information Name: General Limit: 20

  • Bag Limit 20

  • Measurements Min Size: 16 in Total Length

  • Additional Notes
    Hunting, trapping, netting, capture, or removal of any fish, turtle, crawfish, conch, whelk, or any marine and/or fisheries resource is prohibited. You are within a National Park managed by the Bahamas National Trust. Please contact 242-393-11317 for more information.

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