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Gray Triggerfish

State Reef Fish Survey

The State Reef Fish Survey replaced the Gulf Reef Fish Survey on July 1, 2020. All anglers on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of Florida who intend to fish for or harvest certain reef fish from a private vessel are required to obtain the State Reef Fish Angler designation. Those with a Gulf Reef Fish Angler designation will meet the statewide requirement until the Gulf designation expires, even if you are fishing on the Atlantic coast.

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Gulf State Waters

Minimum Size Limit: 15" fork length

Daily Bag Limit: 1 per person

2020 season: Open March 1-May 1, 2020, closed May 2. 


Atlantic State Waters

Minimum Size Limit: 12" fork length

Daily Bag Limit: 10 per person

Season: Open year-round

Special regulations apply for this species when fishing in Biscayne National Park.

Other Regulations

Gray Triggerfish measurements

Gear Requirements:

Federal Waters:

Gulf of Mexico: Open March 1-May 1, 2020, closing May 2. 15" FL; 1 fish bag limit within 20 reef fish aggregate. 

Atlantic: 12” FL; up to 10 per person within the 20 fish “other” snapper grouper aggregate bag limit 


Queen triggerfish are managed as marine life species and must be kept alive until landed. Learn more about regulations for this and other marine life species.