Recreational and commercial finfish catch statistics for Texas bay systems, September 1974 to August 1977.

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dc.contributor.authorGreen, A.W.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHeffernan, T.L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBreuer, J.P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorMartinez, A.R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFavor, M.N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGarcia, M.A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBenefield, R.L.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWeixelman, M.G.en_US
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dc.date.accessioned2010-02-15T16:57:39Z
dc.date.available2010-02-15T16:57:39Z
dc.date.issued1978en_US
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dc.description81 p.en_US
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dc.description.abstractDuring September 1976 to August 1977 the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department monitored the weekend recreational boat fishing in 7 major bay systems. This survey showed that weekend boat fishermen expended 2,481,900 man-hours to land 1,837,800 lb of finfish (an average catch rate of .78 lb/h). Total finfish landings (in pounds) by bay system were: Galveston, 583,500 lb; Lower Laguna Madre, 279,200 lb; Corpus Christi, 167,900 lb; and Matagorda, 166,400 ob. A comparison of weekend boat sport fishing estimates from 1974-75 and 1975-76 with estimates obtained during the 1976-77 survey showed that there has been a 19 to 35% decline in landings. These comparisons also showed that the decrease was mostly due to a decrease in fishing pressure. Catch rates for the three years have remained virtually unchanged for all surveyed species. The decrease in fishing pressure was attributed to a severe winter during 1976-77 and possibly a change in the manner that boat ramp sites were selected for interviewing.en_US
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dc.geo-codeTexas coasten_US
dc.geo-codeGalveston Bayen_US
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dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.3/20439
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dc.seriesProject No. 2-293-R.en_US
dc.subjectsport fishingen_US
dc.subjectfinfishen_US
dc.subjectharvestingen_US
dc.subjectentangling netsen_US
dc.subjectgillnetsen_US
dc.subjectfishing gearen_US
dc.titleRecreational and commercial finfish catch statistics for Texas bay systems, September 1974 to August 1977.en_US
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