Several SEA members were present at the Trout scoping meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 18. The general thoughts coming from Texas Parks and Wildlife is to change bag limit to 5 and increase the size to 16". The room of attendees was split on the issue with half just asking to leave things as they are to half agreeing with the 5 fish limit (there were mixed feelings about the 16" increase).
The deadline to make comment ends at 5 pm on Friday, Jan. 21. SEA has not developed a position statement. I think like most groups we are split also but each individual can make a difference by making your comments known by going online at www.tpwd.state.tx.us and go to the comment page and submit your suggestion there or by emailing Art Morris directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Today, Brent Burkhart attended the Coastal Advisory Group Meeting in Austin and that group will be recommending that we leave it alone for now but keep monitoring the situation on trout.
We will keep you informed.
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