Creel Census of San Antonio and Espiritu Santo Bays - Analysis of Populations of Sports and Commercial Fin-fish and of Factors Which Affect These Populations in the Coastal Bays of Texas


Creel census data were obtained by interviewing fishermen and measuring their catch at a single fishing camp in the San Antonio Bay Area. Other camp owners were asked to keep records on number of fishermen using their camps during the survey, but such records were not kept. Census was taken on Monday and Tuesday of the first week, Tuesday and Wednesday of the second week, and this same frequency of beginning one day later each week was followed throughout the survey. Crews, each composed of three Game and Fish Commission employees, conducted the census work. Results of the census showed the catch per man-hour to be small in both numbers and pounds. This may be partially attributed to the hot weather present during the survey.


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San Antonio Bay, fish harvest, landings, catch survey