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April 19, 2004

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, April 19, 2004

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

April 12, 2004

Commission Adopts Fishing License Changes

AUSTIN, Texas — Beginning this fall, Texas anglers will have to pick the fishing license that matches their fishing preference: freshwater, saltwater or both.

March 22, 2004

Golden Alga Hits Lake Texoma, Remains Active Elsewhere

AUSTIN, Texas — Fish kills along the southern shoreline of Lake Texoma are being attributed to golden alga, which is naturally occurring and secretes a fish killing toxin. This dashes the hopes of environmental scientists and fisheries biologists in Oklahoma and Texas that any extensive damage from the lingering presence of the alga on this border lake might be avoided.

Record Catfish Still Drawing Crowds to Fisheries Center

ATHENS, Texas-The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center has a big fish story. ’Splash,’ the new record blue catfish now swimming in the dive tank at the center, has sent visitation through the roof. Attendance the first weekend in March was 979, an increase of 30 percent from last year. Visitation for the year to date is up 6,000 compared with the same period last year.

Texas Gulf Coast Roundup Enters 7th Year

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is looking to coastal anglers to help gather specimens for use in hatchery production, research projects and for educational purposes during upcoming Gulf Coast Roundup events.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, March 22, 2004

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

March 15, 2004

TPWD Seeks Public Input on Variety of Resource Issues

AUSTIN, Texas — Gauging stakeholder attitudes and opinions about a variety of proposed changes in hunting and fishing regulations, and related resource issues, is the focus behind a series of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department public hearings continuing across the state during March.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, March 15, 2004

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.

March 8, 2004

3rd Annual Crab Trap Cleanup Clears More Than 3,000 Traps

AUSTIN, Texas — With the close of the third annual crab trap cleanup, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and hundreds of volunteers have removed at least 3,571 abandoned or lost traps from the Texas coast, with a few results still coming in. The number is a slight dip from last year’s total of 3,838.

TPWD Game Warden Field Notes, March 8, 2004

The following are excerpts from recent Texas Parks and Wildlife Department law enforcement reports.