Fisheries

Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service provides an array of resources related to fisheries and aquaculture management for landowners and commercial producers including publications, virtual learning courses, recorded webinars and how-to videos.

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Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service Aquatic Diagnostics Laboratory provides research-based analysis and diagnostics for owners of private waters and the stakeholders of Texas.
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Fisheries

Publications

Publication

Adding crushed agricultural limestone (calcium carbonate), or "liming," is a relatively inexpensive, well-known, and highly discussed management practice to enhance crop productivity in both acidic soil and water. Liming a pond to maintain consistent and optimal alkalinity concentrations will improve ecosystem health and maximize fish growth. This publication discusses aquatic health and the application of […]

Publication

The greater Houston region is losing freshwater wetlands to the point that the water quality of Galveston Bay and other local water bodies is severely threatened. This publication offers a brief overview of research on wetland losses in the eight-county Houston metro area and offers ideas on how residents and policymakers can take action to […]

Publication

Esta publicacion analiza los matices de las leyes de agua de Texas que los propietarios deben navegar al ubicar, disenar y llenar sus estanques. (3 paginas)

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Program

The Texas Sea Grant College Program is part of a national network that helps connect research conducted at Sea Grant institutions with the public.

Program

The Texas 4-H Natural Resources Program provides a variety of resources and opportunities to learn about wildlife, forestry, water conservation and more.

Program

This program provides expertise and resources related to topics including sportfish management, aquaculture, fish species and production, ponds, aeration, water quality, aquaponics and aquatic vegetation.

Courses

Course

This online course is the first in a series of three developed to introduce homeowners, DIY hobbyists, or future commercial farm operators to the world of aquaponics.

Course

This online course is the first in a series of three developed to introduce homeowners, DIY hobbyists, or future commercial farm operators to the world of aquaponics.

Aquatic Plant Management Series

This four-course aquatic vegetation series provides landowners and pesticide applicators biological information for submerged, algae, floating, and emergent species of problematic aquatic plants found in Texas.

All Resources on Fisheries

  • Course

    This online course is the first in a series of three developed to introduce homeowners, DIY hobbyists, or future commercial farm operators to the world of aquaponics.

  • Publication

    Adding crushed agricultural limestone (calcium carbonate), or "liming," is a relatively inexpensive, well-known, and highly discussed management practice to enhance crop productivity in both acidic soil and water. Liming a pond to maintain consistent and optimal alkalinity concentrations will improve ecosystem health and maximize fish growth. This publication discusses aquatic health and the application of […]

  • Publication

    The greater Houston region is losing freshwater wetlands to the point that the water quality of Galveston Bay and other local water bodies is severely threatened. This publication offers a brief overview of research on wetland losses in the eight-county Houston metro area and offers ideas on how residents and policymakers can take action to […]

  • Publication

    Esta publicacion analiza los matices de las leyes de agua de Texas que los propietarios deben navegar al ubicar, disenar y llenar sus estanques. (3 paginas)

  • Publication

    Severe grub infestations can pose a serious threat to fish production farms and private fishing ponds. Pond managers must be proactive in monitoring for and preventing infestations. This publication examines common species of grubs that cause problems for pond fish in North America, explains the life cycle of each, and offers suggestions for grub management. […]

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