Basic Survey of the Area Near Yarbrough Pass


Periodic proposals have been made that the upper Laguna Madre be connected to the Gulf of Mexico by means of a fish pass near old Yarborough Pass. Many theories have been advanced as to the probable effects of such a pass but little factual evidence is available other than the scant bite obtained during previous openings. At the time this project was initiated there was some possibility that the inlet might be opened; at the close of the project this possibility was remote. Nevertheless, such data as have been accumulated might be used at a later date, and certain difficulties encountered in this survey might result in modifications of future studies.

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hydrology, Yarborough Pass, Baffin Bay, Laguna Madre, species inventory, stock assessment