Population Studies of the Sports and Commercial Fin-fish and Forage Species of the Galveston Bay system


Collections were made at fixed stations with various types of gear to obtain samples of adult game fish, juvenile game fish, and forage species. The stations in West Bay generally produced larger catches of juvenile and adult game fish than did the stations in other bays. The reverse was true of forage collections. Those forage stations in the less saline areas of the bay, for example, the Clear Lake Station, produced larger catches than the lower bay stations. Fish tags, returned during the study, indicated little movement of those fish recaptured. Redfish tag returns were much higher than those from other species.


16 pages


marine fish, population dynamics, ecological distribution, tagging