Marine resources activities in Texas.




Texas A&M University, Texas Engineering Experiment Station.

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Texas A&M University; Industrial Economics Research Division.


Texas is deeply concerned with the marine environment. In spite of this, the State of Texas does not have a department or agency solely responsible for the coordination and development of marine related resources. Analysis of the 72-county study area indicates that approximately 4.5 million persons reside in the area which comprises 27.1 percent of the state's total land area. Total personal income and employment in the study area account for approximately 41 and 40 percent, respectively, of the personal income and employment in Texas. Total nonfarm construction in the study area increased by 47.8 percent from 1964 to 1968. Over 170 million tons of cargo passed through Texas ports in 1967 and over 60 million tons were transported on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway. Out of 30 colleges and universities surveyed, 15 schools reported marine related activities for 185 projects with expenditures of $5,357,892. Five non-profit research organizations in Texas expended approximately $787,000 in FY 1968 for marine related research. Marine related businesses in the study area and Texas comprise a multi-billion dollar investment. Seven Federal agencies invested over $94 million in Texas during FY 1968 in support of marine related activities.


202 p.


marine environment, shipping, land use, economics