Feeding Future Trophy Fish

CCA Texas
Feeding Future Trophy Fish

Dr. Joan Holt from the University of Texas Marine Science Institute (UTMSI) in Port Aransas recently announced a major gift of $15,000 from CCA Texas for the purchase of automated feeding systems. The new systems will provide precise measurement and timetables for the feeding of developing fish in the three major growth tanks at the $700,000 CCA Texas Laboratory for Marine Larviculture.

The systems, developed by the Department of Fisheries in Western Australia, are water resistant and are based on a 12 volt system, thus reducing the threat of shock to both researchers and fish.

"These feeding systems will provide another valuable tool for the hard-working researchers at the CCA Texas lab at UTMSI," said Robby Byers, CCA Texas executive director. "Now rather than worrying with a feeding schedule, researchers can concentrate on more important issues. This can do nothing but improve our fisheries and our knowledge of the resource."

The CCA Texas Calendar

Whether you are looking for a great Christmas gift for the angler in your life or simply want to purchase one for yourself, we have it right here. Check out the new 2009 CCA Texas calendar.

Included in this calendar are twelve classic art images from four of Texas' most famous outdoor artists. The work of Al Barnes, Sam Caldwell, John Dearman and David Drinkard brings the coast to vivid life, whether in deep blue or ankle-deep waters.

To order this amazing piece for yourself or a loved one, visit www.ccatexas.org and click on products.

Boat Shows Just Around the Corner

CCA Texas looks forward to 2009 and will kick off the year at area boat and fishing shows. Look for CCA Texas staff and volunteers at these events.

Houston Boat Show
January 3-12
Reliant Park

Outdoorsman's Fishing and Hunting Show
January 31- February 2
Reliant Arena (Houston)

Austin Boat Show
January 9-12
Austin Convention Center

Rio Grande Valley Boat Show
February 13-16
Mercedes Livestock Show Barn

Corpus Christi Boat Show
January 16-19
Bayfront Convention Center

Houston Fishing Show
February 18-23
George R. Brown Convention Center (Houston)

San Antonio Boat Show
January 16-19

Shallow Water Fishing Expo
March 29-30
Houston - Reliant Hall C