In an effort to match recent federal water regulation changes, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission directed department staff to publish proposed regulation changes that may be of interest to offshore anglers.
The CCA Marine Development Center in Corpus Christi hit a major production milestone in 2022…
Texas Parks and Wildlife Natural Resources Specialist Tori Haynes spoke and answered questions about the Powderhorn and Matagorda Island Wildlife Management Areas.
Recently, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Texas Game Wardens held their regional training at the Coastal Conservation Association headquarters in Houston.
CCA Texas is immensely proud to have funded $325,000 to start the design, construction, and some equipment purchases being used in the building.
CCA Texas believes it’s imperative that the management of our Texas oyster fishery continues to evolve by prioritizing the ecological and structural value of oysters in the water by safeguarding existing reefs and creating new ones.
This funding will help to support the program’s operations for two years.
Texas Game Wardens are widely recognized as the best-trained corps of conservation officers in the nation and provide an invaluable service to the people of Texas. The position of game warden cadet is highly coveted, and individuals are chosen from a pool of thousands of applicants.
CONSERVATION IN ACTION: Cordgrass Planting Project on the San Bernard and Brazoria National Wildlife Refuge
This project’s cordgrass plantings will help to safeguard the area’s coastal estuarine marsh and ensure the continued protection of nearby communities from storm events. It will also address eroding interior estuarine marshes at the refuge.
While conservationists recently celebrated news that three threatened bay systems would be closed to oyster harvest, concerns remained that other areas would inevitably bear the brunt of intense commercial harvest.
Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Takes Bold Steps to Conserve Oyster Reefs in Carlos, Mesquite and Ayres Bays
Yesterday, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission (Commission) adopted the proposed changes to the statewide oyster fishery proclamation, which included the closure of oyster reef areas in Ayres, Mesquite and Carlos Bays (three bays), and the temporary closure of restoration areas in Galveston Bay and San Antonio Bay.
Carlos Reef is an important part of the habitat along the Texas coast. This was once a continuous structure from San Jose Island to Bloodworth Island. Now it serves as weakened baffle structure. It is important to maintain this reef to preserve its integrity, which is integral to the health of our fishery and the ecosystem as a whole.