Presenter: Phil Durocher

Commission Agenda Item No. 5
Texas Urban Fishing Pilot Program
November 2006

I. Executive Summary: The staff will describe and present the results of an experimental program designed to increase participation in fishing, especially among children and other non-traditional anglers residing in urban areas. The staff will present the results from eight lakes in seven metropolitan areas where the program was tested. The Texas Urban Fishing Program (TUF), modeled after a similar program in Arizona, can significantly increase fishing participation in these urban areas.