Trends in Texas commercial fishery landings, 1972-1989
Johns, Michael A.
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in cooperation with the National Marine Fisheries Service collects data on commercially landed finfish and shellfish from Texas bays and from the Gulf of Mexico off Texas. The total reported landings and ex-vessel value for 1989 wer 7% and 14% less than in 1988. Total coastwide landings were just less than 91 million pounds and ex-vessel value was over $136 million. This report presents the landings and ex-vessel value of self reported transactions from seafood dealers to TPWD, and landings and ex-vessel value data collected by NMFS, from 1972 through 1989.