Amberjack, Triggerfish recreational seasons reopen Aug. 1

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South

BATON ROUGE - The recreational seasons for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen in the federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico Aug. 1, 2013.  The commercial gray triggerfish season will also reopen Aug. 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 on 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.