Evaluation of 732-m trammel net for estimating finfish abundance in Texas Bays
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A 732 mm (1200 feet) trammel net was evaluated as a fish population sampling device in water >= 1.2 m (4 feet) deep in eight Texas bay systems. Although the year apparently yielded satisfactory results from a biological standpoint, it may not be economically feasible for routinely estimating adult finfish populations because of the lack of personnel, time, finance and number of available sampling sites required as well as possible equipment damage, adverse weather effects and sample size constraints. Catch data were summarized by bay system by station type by month. Hydrological and meterological data were summarized by date.