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Fisheries Research

TWRA Crew Pulling a Trap Net

In addition to monitoring sportfish communities through annual surveys, TWRA sponsor's research aimed at answering specific questions about our fisheries management. Recent reservoir studies have investigated factors affecting sportfish spawning and survival, competition potential, stocking success, and evaluated harvest restrictions. Some studies are conducted in-house, but most studies are contracted to universities where students are able to use the data to obtain graduate degrees in fisheries science. Results are often published in some of the most prestigious journals of the fisheries profession.