Contract Drum Fishing, Lower Laguna Madre Observations of Contract Netting Operations - Marine Fisheries Management in Texas



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Texas Parks and Wildlife Department


The results of net checks made during the period show no significant variations in the effects of contract drum netting operations on fish other than black drum as compared to similar checks made in previous years. Checks made of contract nets during the contract drum fishing season indicated that the percentage capture of fish other than drum was similar to that of previous years. Gill nets constructed of monofilament did not cause any greater mortality than those constructed of twisted nylon. No changes in regulations governing fishing gear were recommended.


pages 487-490; available for download at the link below.


Lower Laguna Madre, black drum fish, marine fisheries management