Coastal Fisheries Plan, 1983-1984
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 permit the taking of shell and fill material in a manner not detrimental to marine habitat; and 5.) to provide the consumer with high quality, wholesome seafood products.