Coastal Fisheries Plan, 1984-1985




Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


The objectives are: 1.) to recommend management strategies for the aquatic marine resources to the Division Director, Executive Director, Commission and Legislature based on the results of research and monitoring programs and the best scientific information available; 2.) to determine the sizes and changes in the sizes of finfish and shellfish populations caused by environmental conditions and fishing; 3.) to determine the harvest of marine species and the associated social and economic characteristics of the fisheries; 4.) to provide information used in permitting the taking of shell and fill material in a manner not detrimental to marine habitat; 5.) to develop mariculture techniques for selected species and provide information to commercial mariculturists in Texas; and 6.) to provide the consumer with high quality, wholesome seafood products.


34 pgs.


recommendations, management strategies, aquatic marine resources, results of research and monitoring, size and changes of finfish, shellfish populations, marine species, economic characteristics of fisheries, seafood products