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Several Atlantic gray triggerfish management measures approved at FWC meeting

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Thursday, September 08, 2016

Media contact: Amanda Nalley, 850-410-4943 or

At the September meeting in St. Augustine, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several changes to gray triggerfish management in Atlantic state waters.

Temporary gray triggerfish changes were put into effect in November 2015 via an Executive Order set to expire in October 2016. The approved changes for gray triggerfish will put these temporary changes into rule as long-term management measures. Gray triggerfish changes include:

  • Reducing the recreational and commercial minimum size limit in Atlantic state waters to 12 inches fork length.
  • Reducing the statewide importation and sale minimum size limit to 12 inches fork length.
  • Creating a recreational bag limit of 10 fish per person in Atlantic state waters.

To learn more about gray triggerfish, visit and click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Triggerfish.”

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