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Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame 2013

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Edward Parten of Kingwood loves bass fishing, and has done much to make it better for all Texas anglers. He was a charter member of Texas Black Bass Unlimited and founder/president of the Sensible Management of Aquatic Resources Team, which advocated mechanical control of nuisance aquatic vegetation instead of the use of chemicals. In his work with the Texas Association of Bass Clubs and other organizations, Parten has often represented anglers' interests in testimony to the Texas Legislature; and he served several terms on the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's Freshwater Advisory Board. He served as environmental director of the Texas B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and received that organization's Conservationist of the Year Award.

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