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Illegal fishing harms more than Texas - The Galveston County Daily News : Guest Columns

October 20, 2014

Guest column Illegal fishing harms more than Texas

Posted: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 12:00 am | Updated: 12:20 am, Wed Mar 26, 2014.

The Texas Gulf Coast supplies seafood for the American public and supports the hospitality industry, tourism-related businesses and our vibrant recreational fishing trade. 

However, in recent years, our commercial and recreational fishermen have had to compete with illegal fishing boats in the Gulf of Mexico. This poses a serious economic threat to Texas and to the management and sustainability of our fishing industry. 

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