Trends in Texas commercial fishery landings, 1972-1994

Date

1995

Authors

Robinson, L.
Campbell, P.
Butler, L.

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Publisher

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Coastal Fisheries Branch

Abstract

This report summarizes annual commercial landings and ex-vessel value statistics of finfish and shellfish harvested from Texas bays and the Gulf of Mexico off Texas. Seafood dealers submitted monthly reports of purchases of shrimp, finfish, crabs, and oysters to either Texas Parks and Wildlife Department or National Marine Fisheries Service. These landings and value data for individual species groups are summarized according to bay system or Gulf area from which the product was taken and by month landed. Total coastwide landings in 1994 were more than 89 million pounds and ex-vessel value was over $145 million. These values were 26% and 20%, respectively, below the record values of 1986.

Description

133 pgs.

Keywords

fishery data, fisheries

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