The Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society is committed to the conservation, development, and wise utilization of recreational and commercial fisheries, promotion of all branches of fisheries science and practice, and exchange and dissemination of knowledge about fish, fisheries, and related subjects.
produced by The Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Pond Management Committee
Most farm ponds and small impoundments in Texas are not managed at their highest potential for fish production. This is unfortunate, since an estimated 20 percent of fishing trips in Texas are to these waters. This publication presents a concise set of guidelines for stocking and managing fish in new, renovated, or old ponds.
This publication was prepared by
the Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society to provide information
to the pond owner who has little or no knowledge of fishery management.
Specific information on assessment techniques, interpretation of assessment
data, and corrective management strategies are included to help the pond
owner develop long-range management plans.
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The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department has also provided a comprehensive collection of pond management information.
produced by The Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society Urban Fishing Committee
The purpose of this guide is to assist communities in providing public
fishing opportunities and developing recreational fishing programs which
promote ethical, responsible use of aquatic resources. It is written
for multiple audiences and is intended to serve as a source document
for anyone interested in developing or enhancing community fisheries.
While specific recommendations may not apply to every situation, the
principles are offered to provide the greatest possible benefits to the
greatest number of people. Communities may choose to emphasize selective
components of community fisheries and build programs over time as budgets
and resources permit.
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This procedural manual is intended to provide guidance to Chapter leadership by outlining responsibilities, duties, procedures, and suggested deadlines for officers and committees. The intent is to facilitate efficient completion of critical tasks in support of the mission and goals of TCAFS. This document replaces the last revisions dated 1998.
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