Presenter: Phil Durocher

Commission Agenda Item No. 14
Golden Alga Update
January 2006

I. Executive Summary: An overview of the present situation with the golden alga in Texas will be provided. The briefing will include a description of golden algae and the present condition in areas of the state affected by the outbreaks. Staff will also provide a historical perspective and discuss what TPWD is currently doing to address the golden algae in affected waters. A description of golden algae management efforts on Dundee and Possum Kingdom Fish Hatchery will be given. The briefing will include a brief outline of the research being conducted and funded by the Agency, and conclude with a summary of what new things have been learned about this unusual alga.