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Oct. 27, 2008

Public Input Meetings Set on Flounder Regulations

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Coastal Fisheries Division will be hosting a series of coastwide public scoping meetings to discuss potential changes to existing flounder regulations.

At the meetings, Coastal Fisheries Division staff will present the most recent data trends regarding the flounder fishery and will be seeking input regarding regulations or strategies for managing the fishery.

Public input will be utilized in preparation of the Statewide Hunting and Fishing Regulation packet which will be proposed at the TPWD Commission meeting in January 2009.  Anyone interested in the Texas flounder fishery is invited to attend and provide comments about flounder at any of the following meetings:

All meetings will begin at 6 p.m.

Nov. 11, 2008
Port Arthur Public Library
Alcove/Gallery Room
4615 9th Avenue
Port Arthur, Texas

Nov. 12, 2008
TPWD Dickinson Marine Lab
1502 Pine Street (FM 517 East)
Dickinson, Texas

Nov. 18, 2008
Calhoun County Extension Service Auditorium
186 County Road 101
Port Lavaca, Texas

Nov. 19, 2008
Aransas County District Courtroom
301 N. Live Oak
Rockport, Texas

Nov. 20, 2008
Port Isabel High School Lecture Hall
101 Port Road
Port Isabel, Texas

Anyone who cannot attend any of the meetings listed above but would like to make comments about flounder may contact the following:

Tonya Wiley
Fisheries Outreach Specialist
Dickinson Marine Lab
281-534-0131
tonya.wiley@tpwd.texas.gov

Art Morris
Fisheries Outreach Specialist
Corpus Christi Field Station
361-825-3356
art.morris@tpwd.texas.gov

AR 2008-10-27


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