Non-fishing - human induced mortality of fisheries resources
Palafox, S. Dennis, and Don E. Wolford
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The purpose of this report was to evaluate and quantify the non-fishing human-induced mortality on fisheries resources in Galveston Bay. The specific objectives of the study were: (1) to collect and summarize existing information regarding authorized water intake structures in Galveston Bay; (2) to collect and summarize existing information regarding impacts to estuarine species from other non-fishing human activities, such as dredge and fill operations, seismic exploration, pipeline construction and removal, and other oil and gas exploration/production activities; (3) to quantify the magnitude of mortality to species by major taxa, size ranges, seasons, and areas within the Galveston Bay system; and (4) to present any implications of mortality patterns as they affect fisheries population dynamics in Galveston Bay.