Mapping of productive oyster reefs-Galveston Bay, Texas.

Date
1976
Authors
Benefield, R.L.
Hofstetter, R.P.
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Texas Fish and Game Commission, National Marine Fisheries Service
Abstract

One hundred and sixty oyster reefs in Galveston, Trinity, East and Dickinson Bays were charted. A hand sextant was used in surveying all reefs. Approximately 3,046 hectacres (7,527 acres) of exposed reefs ranging in size from .4-526 ha (1 to 1,300 ac) were surveyed. The Redfish Bar reef complex, which has produced 75% of all commercially harvested oysters in Texas since 1962, contained 982 ha (2,427 ac). Twenty-one and four-tenths percent, or 653 ha (1,613 ac) of reefs were in waters closed to oyster harvesting.

Description
24 p.
Keywords
oyster reefs, oyster fisheries, harvesting, shellfish
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