Gray Triggerfish Catch Limits Increase in the Gulf of Mexico
NOAA Fisheries announces a final rule for gray triggerfish in the Gulf of Mexico (Gulf). This rule increases the gray triggerfish catch limits for the commercial and recreational sectors.
When Rule Will Take Effect:
Regulations will be effective July 29, 2021.
What This Means:
The gray triggerfish total catch limit will be 456,900 pounds (lbs) whole weight (ww).
The gray triggerfish sector allocation of 79% recreational and 21% commercial is retained.
The recreational annual catch limit will be 360,951 lbs ww and the commercial annual catch limit will be 95,949 lbs ww.
The recreational annual catch target will be 274,323 lbs ww and the commercial annual catch target will be 88,273 lbs ww.
Formal Federal Register Name/Number: 86 FR 34159, published June 29, 2021
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