Dr. Mark Fisher is the Director of the Science Group in the Texas Parks and Wildlife – Coastal Fisheries Division. Listen in as he gives us a quick overview of our coastal fisheries and shares some perspectives on both Hurricane Harvey and the recent cold snaps. Lots of excellent information is shared in this quick episode!
In an effort to make state regulations consistent with federal regulations, Texas Parks and Wildlife (TPWD) is proposing to increase the commercial and recreational daily bag limits for king mackerel from two fish per day to three fish per day. This move would provide additional angling opportunities for the public while simplifying compliance and enforcement of this specific fishery. State biologists do not foresee any negative impacts to the resource or adverse economic effects on participants in the fishery.
TPWD will accept public comments on the recommended change until 7:00 a.m. on January 25, 2018. Click here to be directed to the public comment portal and review the complete proposal.