Commission Agenda Item No. 8
Presenter:  Dave Terre

Development of a Catfish Management Plan for Texas
January 24, 2013

I.       Executive Summary:  Staff will present the need and progress towards the development of a catfish management plan for Texas.

II.      Discussion:  A catfish management plan is being developed for Texas waters. Catfish are currently the second most sought-after species by Texas anglers and may become more important in our future.  Management opportunities are being explored to enhance these fisheries based on the current needs and desires of Texas anglers.  Results of a recent statewide angler survey of catfish anglers will be presented along with our fisheries management goals, strategies and research directions.