Survey of Fish Found in Gulf Area 20 From 0-15 Fathoms - Analysis of Populations of Sports and Commercial Fin-Fish and of Factors Which Affect These Populations in the Coastal Bays of Texas


This report is based on information obtained from 90 trawl samples which produced a total of over 71,000 fish, weighing over 7,400 pounds. The fish samples in 1962 showed an increase in poundage of 90 per cent and an increase in abundance of 264 per cent over 1961. The best month for both weight and numbers was July, when there was an average of almost 200 pounds of fish per trawl. Many fish had depth preferences, with nine fathoms being favored by most.


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fish population, species distribution, species composition, population dynamics