Population Studies of the Sports and Commercial Fin-Fish of the San Antonio Bay System - Analysis of Population of Sports and Commercial Fin-Fish and of Factors Which Affect These Populations in the Coastal Bays of Texas
Childress, U. R.
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In 1964 the catch of juvenile game fish remained small, though greater than that of 1963. Adult game fish samples indicated that an average population of 0.75 pounds per acre of trout, Cynoscion nebulosus, 0.36 pounds per acre of redfish, Sciaenops ocellata, and 0.39 pounds per acre of drum, Pogonias cromis, existed in the area in 1964. Flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma, were caught in insignificant numbers. A total of 341 fish was tagged and 24 tags were returned. Commercial production of trout, redfish, drum, and flounder was 397,867 pounds.