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

This publication is a collection of the PowerPoint presentations made at the Largemouth Bass Conference held March 27, 2008 in Athens, Texas.

Publication

This book has long been the premiere reference for identifying the fish of coastal waters.

Publication

This publication will help you to prevent the grow of Golden Alga in your pond by teaching you the facts!

Programs

We offer numerous free and affordable programs on agriculture and natural resources, family and community health, economic health and youth development. We also offer many volunteer opportunities. Browse the list below.
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

In the Natural Resources project area, youth gain knowledge and experience in a variety of outdoor topic areas such as water conservation, outdoor living skills, forestry, fishing, and more. Young Texans involved in these projects are introduced to a vast array of educational and fun opportunities to be immersed in the world around them.

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 second 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

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    This book explores the many species of coral reef fish that are just off the Texas coast.

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    This 5-page publication discusses aquatic health and the application of crushed agricultural limestone.

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    To maximize profits, small hatcheries and oystermen can focus on branding, marketing, and production techniques to increase demand without increasing costs. Utilizing unique oyster-culture practices, highlighting regional variations, creating a brand name, and attracting a loyal following can lead to increased sales and profits. (3 pages)

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    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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    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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    This 3-page publication will explore the biology, regulations, and other considerations related to Mozambique tilapia.

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    Aquatic vegetation is a common problem in ponds, which can lead to low, dissolved oxygen fish kills, increased water evaporation, reduced access for recreation, reduced fish growth, and many other issues. In addition to mechanical, physical, and chemical control options, biological control is an efficient, relatively inexpensive way to manage some nuisance aquatic vegetation populations. […]

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    Prospective catfish producers will find all the information they need in this publication. There is a thorough discussion of economics, to help you decide if this is the business for you. Other topics include pond construction, stocking, feeding, water quality, parasites, and diseases, dealing with off-flavor, harvesting, marketing and others. (29 pages)

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    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 […]

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    Learn firsthand what biologists, landowners and volunteers practice daily in Texas in order to conserve and manage our natural resources!

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