Regulations on Gray Triggerfish

Starting this week, the commercial harvest for gray triggerfish will reopen. The NOAA has F088-Finescale-Triggerfish-1also implemented new rules and regulations for this season that commercial fishermen should be aware of.

The NOAA has increased the total catch limit of gray triggerfish. Fishermen in the Carolinas should know that the minimum fork-length is now 12 inches. Also, the new whole weight commercial trip limit has been set to 1,000 pounds.

Finally, commercial split seasons for gray triggerfish will be from January 1st-June 30th and July 1st- December 31st.

The final quota for gray triggerfish this year was a total of 63,918 pounds whole weight. Keep in mind that once the commercial quota is met, the NOAA will send out a fishery bulletin to officially announce the closure date.

For more information on this topic, read the full bulletin here!

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