The Alabama Marine Resources Division reminds recreational anglers of upcoming season closures for gray triggerfish and greater amberjack in the Gulf of Mexico.

Both seasons opened on January 1, 2018. The gray triggerfish season will close at 12:01 a.m. on January 16, 2018. The recreational gray triggerfish season will reopen on March 1, 2018. The daily creel limit is one fish per angler with a minimum size of 15 inches fork length.

The greater amberjack season will close at 12:01 a.m. on January 27, 2018. The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council is currently developing a new rule for a greater amberjack recreational season later this year. The daily creel limit for greater amberjack is one fish per angler with a minimum size of 34 inches fork length.

Alabama seasons, size and creel limits in state waters out to 9 miles are the same as the federal regulations.

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources promotes wise stewardship, management and enjoyment of Alabama’s natural resources through four divisions: Marine Resources, State Lands, State Parks, and Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries. To learn more about ADCNR, visit www.outdooralabama.com. 

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