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  • Atlantic federal red snapper: 2017 recreational season in Atlantic federal waters will open Nov. 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, and 12. The bag limit is one red snapper per person per day. This applies to private and charterboat/headboat vessels (the captain and crew on for-hire vessels may retain the recreational bag limit.) There is no minimum size limit.  
  • Gray triggerfish: The gray triggerfish recreational season in Gulf state waters will be open an additional weekend (Nov. 4-5) to provide anglers with fishing opportunities that were missed due to Hurricane Nate impacts earlier in the seasonLearn more.
  • The 2017 winners of the Lionfish Challenge are Ken Ayers Jr. (recreational) and Joshua Livingston (commercial). Learn more.

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