MDMR to open recreational season for Gray Triggerfish Aug. 1

18-42-CWS | July 27, 2018

BILOXI, Miss. – Officials with the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources announced Friday that the recreational fishing season for Gray Triggerfish (Balistes capriscus) will open in Mississippi territorial waters on August 1, 2018 at 12:01 a.m. local time.


The season will remain open until landings reach or are expected to reach the recreational annual catch limit.


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