Fisheries Management Gallery
Fishing is great in Texas, and that’s no accident. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Inland Fisheries Division is responsible for managing the state's freshwater fisheries resources. The goal is to provide the best possible angling while protecting and enhancing freshwater aquatic resources. Texas has 800 public impoundments covering 1.7 million acres and 80,000 miles of rivers and streams.
The division's activities include fisheries management and research, ecosystem and habitat assessment, instream flow and river studies, fish production, fish kill assessments, environmental contaminant analysis, natural resources damage recovery, wetlands conservation, permitting, angler education and information and fishing access.
This exhibit displays some of the equipment used in fisheries management and lets visitors try their hand at managing a fishery using a computer simulation.