Coastal Fisheries Plan, 1984-1985
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
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The objectives are: 1.) to recommend management strategies for the aquatic marine resources to the Division Director, Executive Director, Commission and Legislature based on the results of research and monitoring programs and the best scientific information available; 2.) to determine the sizes and changes in the sizes of finfish and shellfish populations caused by environmental conditions and fishing; 3.) to determine the harvest of marine species and the associated social and economic characteristics of the fisheries; 4.) to provide information used in permitting the taking of shell and fill material in a manner not detrimental to marine habitat; 5.) to develop mariculture techniques for selected species and provide information to commercial mariculturists in Texas; and 6.) to provide the consumer with high quality, wholesome seafood products.