How Anglers and Boaters Can Protect Fishing . Good Fish Habitat = Good Fishing. What are the threats? What can we do?. The Threat: Reduced in-stream flows due to drought and increased water demand . Freshwater inflow is crucial to bay and estuary systems and the life they sustain. .
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What are the threats?
What can we do?
Freshwater inflow is crucial to bay and estuary systems and the life they sustain.
In 2001, the Rio Grande failed to reach the Gulf due to drought and overuse.
Practice water conservation at home and work.
NEVER dispose of cleaners or pesticides in a toilet, sink or storm drain.
Become knowledgeable about local water issues and support water conservation laws.
Pick up any litter you find when fishing or boating.
Clean up motor boat oil or gasoline spills. Take care at the pump.
Reuse and recycle items when possible.
Report illegal dumping.
Giant salvinia (Salvinia molesta), a floating fern from southern Brazil, is currently one of the most problematic aquatic plants in Texas.
Learn about aquatic invaders that threaten our rivers, lakes and streams.
Call a TPWD office if you see Giant Salvinia or Zebra Mussels and report what you see.
Propeller scars on seagrass beds
Observe “no-prop” zones in shallow bays and estuaries.