Analysis of populations of sport and commercial fin-fish in the coastal bays of Texas.
Breuer, Joseph P.
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Juvenile game fish were sampled during 1967 in all Texas bay areas, including Galveston, with 60-foot bag seines; adult fish were sampled with trammel nets and drag seines. Coastwide, a general and healthy increase was noted in the production of juvenile redfish, Sciaenops ocellata, trout, Cynoscion nebulosus, and flounder, Paralichthys lethostigma compared to 1966. Juvenile sheepshead, Archosargus probatocephelus, and black drum, Pogonias cromis, declined in abundance in all areas. Adult fish samples indicated that no species increased in abundance in 1967.