TPWD seeks input on trout
In an effort to learn anglers’ attitudes toward speckled sea trout, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept. (TPWD) has scheduled a series of meetings this month, including one Corpus Christi.
The Corpus Christi meeting is set for Room 1003 of Texas A&M University- Corpus Christi’s Natural Resource Center, 6300 Ocean Drive, at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 18.
Other meetings will be held in Port Arthur, Dickinson, Port Lavaca, San Antonio and Port Isabel. A Rockport meeting was held Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Speckled sea trout, also known as “specks” or “speckled trout,” are among the most popular game fish on the Texas coast. The TPWD said it wants to get public input on potential conservation measures for the species.
TPWD has also set up a frequentlyasked questions page on its Web site at www.tpwd.state.tx.us for anglers who would like more information on current sea trout management in Texas. An online comments page has been set up at the same location to receive input.
Anglers who can’t attend a meeting, but who would like to comment, can get in touch with the local TPWD Coastal Fisheries office or Fisheries Outreach Specialist Art Morris at the Corpus Christi Field Station. Morris can be reached at (361) 825- 3356 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.