Commission Approves Changes to Texas Exotic Aquatic Species Regulations

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission approved changes to regulations regarding harmful or potentially harmful fish, shellfish and aquatic plants along with associated fee rules on Tuesday November 10. The changes not only impact permit holders, but there are several key changes relevant to the general public. These new regulations go into effect January 11, 2021. One of the regulations approved by the commission directly affects anglers who may catch exotic fishes such as tilapia […]

Hydrilla Rediscovered on Lake Conroe

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) recently confirmed the return of Hydrilla on Lake Conroe for the first time since 2010. This summer, less than a tenth of an acre of hydrilla were found in the Caney Creek arm of Lake Conroe, which spans over 20,000 acres. The small hydrilla colony was immediately treated with a targeted herbicide application. TPWD and the San Jacinto River Authority plan to strictly control current and potential future hydrilla […]