They cite, “no biological urgency and split reactions to potential length or bag alternatives during public scoping meetings and in online angler surveys.”
Recent declines in relative abundance of spotted seatrout in some of the mid-coast bays led TPWD to open discussions regarding possibly implementing additional conservation measures for other bay systems.
“We’re seeing increased spotted seatrout recruitment in many Texas bay systems and our creel surveys are showing fairly high angler satisfaction levels,” said Robin Riechers, TPWD Coastal Fisheries Division Director.
“We opened the idea up for discussion at public scoping meetings and saw no compelling reason to move forward with a proposal at this time.”
(Photo by Chester Moore, Jr.)