Only a couple of weeks prior to the Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season opening, the Coast Guard has been busy seizing thousands of pounds of illegally harvested shrimp in Texas waters. Last Monday, the Coast Guard Cutter Heron caught two shrimping boats hauling up their catches in closed water ... More >>
Photos by GroovehouseJim Naismith, left, and Barry Irwin clean their catch on the boat's stern.Read the first and second parts of our four-part series on Gulf sashimi-grade fish, and stay tuned tomorrow for the final installment. "Watch 'em," says Captain Barry Irwin as he approaches a chart ... More >>
Photo by motgThis past Sunday, May 15, marked the end of the Gulf shrimp season until at least mid-July. "The closure is designed to allow these small shrimp to grow to a larger, more valuable size before they are vulnerable to harvest," said Robin Riechers, coastal fisheries division direct ... More >>
Is the Omega Protein company overfishing the most important fish in the sea?
Author has his own special take on the fishing industry.
Why are sea turtles coming to Galveston's shores?
Passing off cheap fish for expensive red snapper is against the law. But no one enforces the regulations. So Texas restaurants are free to rip you off.
Bothered by shrinking catches, growing regulations and a sense of frustration, Galveston Bay's shrimpers say that they, not the shrimp, are the endangered species.
Diane Wilson asked only that her home bay be allowed to live. She says she was told no. So she went to war.