BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Commercial fishing for gray triggerfish in Louisiana waters closes June 30 and will resume on Jan. 1.
The state Department of Wildlife and Fisheries says federal authorities plan to close federal Gulf of Mexico waters for the species at the same time.
The department says that each year a commercial quota is established for gray triggerfish. Based on current landings, the 2012 commercial quota of 60,900 pounds is projected to be harvested by July 1.