Recreational Fishing

Understanding the economic impacts of recreational fishing in Texas bay systems can inform local and state policymakers on the economic importance of this popular Texas pastime and help them make informed decisions about how to manage natural resources, weigh the concerns of different stakeholder groups in evaluating policy options, and determine the value of promoting different types of recreation and tourism. Working with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service staff, Texas Sea Grant estimated the annual economic impacts of marine recreational fishing of several bay systems on the Texas coast.

The Economic Impacts of Recreational Fishing in the Lower Laguna Madre Bay System

The Economic Impacts of Recreational Fishing in the Upper Laguna Madre Bay System

The Economic Impacts of Recreational Fishing in the Corpus Christi Bay System

The Economic Impacts of Recreational Fishing in the Aransas Bay System

The Economic Impacts of Recreational Fishing in the San Antonio Bay System

The Economic Impacts of Recreational Fishing in the Matagorda Bay System

The Economic Impacts of Recreational Fishing in the Galveston Bay System

The Economic Impacts of Recreational Fishing in the Sabine Lake Estuary