The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council reminds recreational anglers that red grouper, greater amberjack, and gray triggerfish will reopen January 1, 2015.
Red grouper has a 20 inch total length size limit. The bag limit will remain 4-fish per person until a pending rule reducing the bag limit to 2 fish is approved and implemented. The harvest of red grouper is prohibited when fishing beyond the 20-fathom break from February 1 – March 31 (see map below).
Gray triggerfish and greater amberjack have an annual seasonal closure of June 1 – July 31. Size and bag limits are as follows:
Gray triggerfish 14 inch fork length
2 per person/part of the 20-reef fish aggregate
Greater amberjack 30 inch fork length
1 per person