21 Jan 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.