Status of Oyster Reefs in Texas

Christine Jensen | Galveston Bay Ecosystem Team Leader
Importance of oysters Oyster reefs play a vital role in both the ecosystem and the local economy. They help clean...

“Texas-Sized” Red Snapper

Dr. Darin Topping | Commercial Landings Team Leader Coastal Fisheries Division, Rockport
Bigger is better and in Texas that also goes for red snapper. In fact, the average size of red snapper...

Microplastics: A Closer Look

Justin Cournoyer | Coastal Ecologist, Dickinson Marine Lab
Over half a century ago, the mass production of plastics rapidly changed the world and was hailed for raising our...

One fish, two fish, redfish, broodfish!

Tyler Schacht | Hatchery Team Leader, Perry R. Bass Marine Fisheries Research Station
Stock enhancement is a fisheries management tool used around the world to help supplement wild fish populations by introducing hatchery-reared...

Protecting Our Island Nurseries

Owen Fitzsimmons | Webless Migratory Game Bird Program Leader, TPWD
In the spring of 1920, biologist T. Gilbert Pearson set out on the “Jim Duke,” a boat owned and operated...

Fishing for the Facts

Zechariah Turk | Aransas Bay Ecosystem | TPWD Coastal Fisheries Division
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s mission statement is “To manage and conserve the natural and cultural resources of Texas and...