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Commission approves gray triggerfish size limit increase in Atlantic state waters

News Release

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved increasing the minimum size limit of gray triggerfish in Atlantic state waters from 12 inches fork length to 14 inches fork length at its April 15 meeting in Tallahassee. This change will make Atlantic state water regulations consistent with pending federal regulation changes and will go into effect after the federal regulations are approved.

The change will also make the minimum size limit for gray triggerfish in Atlantic state waters (from shore to 3 nautical miles) the same as it is in Gulf state waters (from shore to 9 nautical miles). This minimum size limit applies to both recreational and commercial harvest.

For more information, visit and click on “The Commission” and “Commission Meetings.” To learn more about gray triggerfish, visit and click on “Saltwater,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Triggerfish.”

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