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Time is running out to let your voice be heard as to whether you support or disagree with the major speckled trout regulation proposal. The comment period lasts until Jan. 23.

The proposed rules would reduce the spotted seatrout bag limit to three fish and restrict the allowable size to 15-20 inches, with one fish over 25 inches allowed daily.

The rule responds to public scoping and survey efforts by the department which found that many anglers wanted to see more restrictive measures to improve the fishery.

TPWD encourages the public  to provide comment on the proposed regulation changes at one of several public hearings hosted on the coast, virtually or over the phone. The proposals will then be considered for final action by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission during the January 2024 Commission Meeting.

Opportunities to provide comments at public hearings have close. Here are the ways to contact TPWD on the issue.

Online– Provide official public comments on the changes until Jan. 23 on the TPWD public comment page.

Phone or email– The Coastal Fisheries Division at 512-389-8575 or cfish@tpwd.texas.gov.



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