Trends in finfish catches by private sport-boat fishermen in Texas marine waters through May 1984

dc.acquisition-srcen_US
dc.call-noSH 328 .M35 no. 78 GBAYen_US
dc.contract-noPWD report 3000-200en_US
dc.contributor.authorOsburn, H. R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, M. O.en_US
dc.contributor.otheren_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T17:00:29Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T17:00:29Z
dc.date.issued1985en_US
dc.degreeen_US
dc.description165 pgs.en_US
dc.description-otheren_US
dc.description.abstractCreel surveys conducted in Texas bays since fall 1974 have shown a decline in annual finfish landings by weekend sport-boat fishermen. The estimated annual landings during 1974-76 for seven bay systems were 2.6 million fishes (1.2 million kg). During 1983-84 estimated annual landings for these same seven bay systems were 1.0 million fishes (0.7 million kg). This decline in landings was accompanied by a decline in the mean annual catch rates and possibly in fishing pressure. The mean annual catch rate fell from an estimated 0.98 fish/trip man-h during 1974-75 to an estimated 0.44 fish/trip man-h during 1983-84. Pressure fell from 3.2 million fishing trip man-h during 1974-76 to 2.4 million fishing trip man-h during 1983-84. The Galveston Bay system had the highest fishing pressure with a mean of 0.90 million fishing trip man-h/year and the San Antonio Bay system had the lowest fishing pressure with a mean of 0.15 million fishing trip man-h/year. Spotted seatrout (Cynoscion nebulosus) was the fish most frequently landed (40%) in each year, and with the exception of several species grouped in the other fishes category, gafftopsail catfish (Bagre marinus) was landed the least (2%). Red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus) and black drum (Pogonias cromis) accounted for 6% and 4% of the total annual landings, respectively.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://gbic.tamug.edu/request.htmen_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
dc.geo-codeSan Antonio Bayen_US
dc.history10/15/04 easen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/20921
dc.latitudeen_US
dc.locationGBIC Circulating Collectionen_US
dc.longitudeen_US
dc.notesen_US
dc.placeAustin, TXen_US
dc.publisherTexas Parks and Wildlife Department, Coastal Fisheries Branchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries3110.00en_US
dc.relation.urien_US
dc.scaleen_US
dc.seriesManagement Data Series No. 78en_US
dc.subjectsurveysen_US
dc.subjectfinfishen_US
dc.subjectsport fishingen_US
dc.subjectlanding statisticsen_US
dc.subjectcatch statisticsen_US
dc.subjectpressureen_US
dc.subjectspotted seatrouten_US
dc.subjectgafftopsail catfishen_US
dc.subjectred drumen_US
dc.subjectblack drumen_US
dc.titleTrends in finfish catches by private sport-boat fishermen in Texas marine waters through May 1984en_US
dc.typeBooken_US
dc.universityen_US
dc.vol-issueNo. 78en_US

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