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Reminder: The Gulf of Mexico Gray Triggerfish Recreational Season Reopens August 1, 2021

July 29, 2021

FB21-051: Gulf of Mexico Fishery Bulletin; For more information, contact: Peter Hood: 727-824-5305,

Key Message:

NOAA Fisheries reminds anglers that the Gulf of Mexico gray triggerfish recreational season reopens August 1, 2021.  The gray triggerfish fishing year is from January 1 - December 31 with two recreational seasonal closures of January 1 – end of February and June 1 - July 31.  NOAA Fisheries will monitor recreational landings.  If landings reach or are projected to reach the annual catch target, NOAA Fisheries will close recreational fishing for gray triggerfish for the remainder of the fishing year.

Sign Up For Text Message Alerts - Find Out About Immediate Openings and Closures

NOAA's Text Message Alert Program allows you to receive important fishery related alerts via text message (SMS).  Standard message & data rates may apply. You may opt-out at any time.


Text alerts you may receive include:

  • Immediate fishery openings and closures
  • Any significant changes to fishing regulations that happen quickly


Sign up for one or more of the following groups:

  • Gulf of Mexico Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text GULFRECFISH to 888777
  • Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text GULFCOMMFISH to 888777
  • South Atlantic Recreational Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text SATLRECFISH to 888777
  • South Atlantic Commercial Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text SATLCOMMFISH to 888777
  • Caribbean Fisheries Related Alerts
    • Text CARIBFISH to 888777 us every other Friday on NOAA Fish Instagram for Rec Fish Friday! 

Other contacts:

Media: Kim Amendola, 727-551-5707

            Allison Garrett, 727-551-5750 


Last updated by Southeast Regional Office on July 29, 2021