Coastal Fisheries Division

Coastal Fisheries Division

Program Name: Coastal Fisheries Division

Resource Type: State

State: Texas, Gulf of Mexico

Agency: Program Source: Technical/Planning Assistance

Description: The Coastal Fisheries Division manages the marine fishery resources of Texas’ four million acres of saltwater, including the bays and estuaries and out to nine nautical miles in the Gulf of Mexico. Coastal Fisheries management strategies are directed toward optimizing the long-term utilization and sustaining fisheries populations at levels that are necessary to ensure replenishable stocks of commercially and recreationally important species.