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TPWD News Release — Feb. 15, 2019

TPWD Releases Saltwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2019-2020

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to saltwater fishing regulations for 2019-2020. These changes are intended to streamline regulations for the entire Texas coast for spotted seatrout and modified regulations for certain species to be in line with federal rules to reduce confusion among anglers for sharks and cobia.

TPWD will be taking public comment on the following proposed changes to the 2019-2020 Statewide Recreational Fishing Proclamation, with input to be considered before any action by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission at its March 20 public hearing:

The public is encouraged to provide comment on the proposed regulation changes. Opportunities to provide comments for or against these proposals include:

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