Commercial Gray Triggerfish season closes Saturday, Nov. 18

17-63-MMS| November 17, 2017

BILOXI, Miss. – The commercial fishing season for Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) will close at 12:01 a.m. local time on Saturday, Nov. 18, in Mississippi territorial waters.


The commercial harvest will reopen at 12:01 a.m. Monday, Jan. 1, 2018.


According to the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council, the 2017 quota is 60,900 pounds. Commercial fishermen will reach that quota on Nov. 18.


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