Presenter: Phil Durocher

Commission Agenda Item No. 13
Golden Alga Update
November 2007

I. Executive Summary: An overview of the golden alga (Prymnesium parvum) in Texas will be provided. Concerns about the impact of the golden alga on state fisheries resources, hatchery programs, and public recreational opportunities are reviewed. TPWD actions to address the problems are highlighted including department studies using base funds and federal State Wildlife Grant funds for research and coordination efforts with stakeholders. Several research contracts with various universities will be noted. Department staff members continue working with various agencies and researchers to evaluate potential management options and to conduct research in a coordinated manner to build on everyone's efforts to make the most of the funds available for this undertaking.