Monitoring of coastal finfish resources for sport fish management, October 1981 - September 1982
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Trends in relative abundance and size of six economically important saltwater fishes -- red drum (Sciaenops ocellata), spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus), black drum (Pogonias cromis), sheepshead (Archosargus probatocephalus), southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) and Atlantic croaker (Micropogon undulatus) -- were monitored with gill nets and bag seines in eight Texas bay systems. Monofilament gill nets were utilized intensively during fall 1981 and spring 1982 and monthly during winter. Bag seines were sampled monthly from October 1981 through September 1982.