Weekend sport boat fishermen finfish catch statistics for Texas bay systems, May 1974 - May 1982

Date

1983

Authors

McEachron, L.W.

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Publisher

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Coastal Fisheries Branch

Abstract

Creel surveys conducted in Texas bays since fall 1974 show a decline in annual landings by weekend sport boat fisherman. The estimated annual landings during 1974-76 foe seven bay systems were 2.6 million fishes. During 1981-82 annual landings for these same seven bay systems were 1.0 million fishes. This decline in landings was accomplished by a decline in the mean annual catch rates and possibly in fishing pressure.

Description

113 pgs.

Keywords

sport fishing, finfish fisheries, game fish, food fish, catch statistics, bays, boats, fishing vessels

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