Analysis of Black Drum Harvest - Marine Fisheries Management in Texas


Data provided by contract drum netters on record of catch data forms and tag returns from a mass black drum tagging effort are used to statistically compute the black drum population for the two county area over a four month period. The actual contract net catch per unit of effort was also calculated and compared with the calculated populations. Population fluctuations are discussed and management recommendations, based on the calculated populations, are given.


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fish population, black drum fish, marine fisheries management, Pogonias cromis, black drum