Presenter: Phil Durocher

Commission Agenda Item No. 3
Fishing for Common Carp – Is This the Future for the Urban Masses?
April 2006

I. Executive Summary: I. The staff will discuss the growth of carp fishing around the nation and world with emphasis on the potential for growth in Texas. A history of the common carp in the U.S. will be given, along with a brief discussion of the gear and fishing methods used to catch carp, the most popular game fish in the world. Efforts by the staff to promote this new fishing opportunity will be examined.