Texas Almanac, 1992-1993 Page: 84
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Research Facilities, Fish Hatcheries
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
(TP&WD)operates a number of fish hatcheries and two
research facilities to support the conservation and man-
agement of fishery resources.
In the list below, the field stations and fish hatcheries
have no public facilities, but scheduled tours of hatche-
ries are available by letter request for groups of 20 or
more at no charge. Write to individual hatchery for
INLAND FISHERIES BRANCH
The Inland Fisheries Branch of the TP&WD operates
14 field stations around the state. Most of the facilities
are leased from private owners for office space and
equipment storage. From these facilities, state fisheries
biologists conduct research and management activities
on the state's vast and varied freshwater fisheries.
Heart of the Hills - Junction Star Route, Box 62,
Ingram. Fishery management techniques that will
enhance the conservation and management of fresh-
water reservoirs and streams are tested in the laborato-
ry and pond facilities. Sophisticated laboratory and data
analysis equipment provides fishery scientists with the
capability to investigate most fishery problems.
The state of Texas is divided into three regions con-
taining 16 management districts. Each district contains
a crew of several fisheries biologists and technicians.
These personnel are responsible for management activi-
ties in all public reservoirs and streams within their dis-
trict boundaries. Responsibilities include surveying and
making recommendations to improve or maintain qual-
ity fishing. Consultation by phone or printed material is
provided for these waters on private land.
Region I: West Texas. Office address: 3407 South
Chadbourne, San Angelo 76904.
District IA - Box 835, Canyon 79015. Major responsi-
bilities include lakes Meredith and Greenbelt and Mack-
District IB - 5325 N. 3rd, Abilene 79603. Lakes
Brownwood and Fort Phantom Hill and Hubbard Creek
District IC - 4002 N. Chadbourne, San Angelo 76903.
E. V. Spence and Twin Buttes reservoirs and Coleman
District ID - 134 Braniff, San Antonio 78216. Amistad
and Falcon reservoirs.
District IE - Box 116, Mathis 78368. Choke Canyon
Region II: North Central, Central and East Central
Texas. Office Address: 1601 E. Crest Dr. Waco 76705.
District IIA - Rt. 4, Box 157, Denison 75020. Texoma,
Ray Roberts and Lavon lakes.
District lIB - 4110 New Corsicana Hwy., Waco 76705.
Whitney, Granbury and Stillhouse Hollow lakes.
District IIC - Box 947, San Marcos 78667-0947. Bu-
chanan and Canyon lakes and Fayette County.
District IID - 6200 Hatchery Rd., Fort Worth 76114.
Lewisville, Eagle Mountain and Arlington lakes.
District IIE - 1004 E. 26th, Bryan 77803. Conroe and
District IIF - Rt. 5, Box 402, Huntsville 77340. Liv-
Region III: East Texas. Office Address: Rt. 10, Box
1043, Tyler 75707.
District IIIA - 3802 East End Blvd. South, Marshall
75670. Wright Patman and Murvaul lakes and Lake O'
District IIIB - 2122 Old Henderson Hwy., Tyler 75701.
Tawakoni and Pat Mayse lakes and Lake Fork Reser-
District IIIC - Rt. 10, Box 1043, Tyler 75707. Rich-
land/Chambers and Cedar Creek reservoirs and Lake
District IIID - Jasper State Fish Hatchery, Jasper
75951. Rayburn and Toledo Bend reservoirs.
District IIIE - Jasper Aquatic Habitat Enhance-
ment, Rt. 5, Box 11-2, Jasper 75951. B. A. Steinhagen Res-
Dundee - Archer County below the dam on Lake Di-
version. Total acreage 141; pond acreage 78. Consists of
94 earthen ponds; fishes raised include striped bass, hy-
brid striped bass and smallmouth and largemouth bass.
Huntsville - Walker County off State 19. Total acre-
age 247; pond acreage 32.51. Consists of 39 earthen ponds;
Jasper - Jasper County off State 63. Total acreage
227; pond acreage 64. Consists of 63 earthen ponds. Fish-
es raised include Florida largemouth bass, Kemp's lar-
gemouth bass, blue catfish and crappie.
GCCA/CPL Marine Development Center - Nueces
County near Corpus Christi. Total area 64 acres with 40
acres of ponds. Red drum, common snook and spotted
seatrout fry and fingerlings are raised for stocking
Texas bays. Facility, the only one of its kind in the world,
resulted from cooperative effort by TP&WD, Gulf Coast
Conservation Association and Central Power & Light Co.
of Corpus Christi.
Possum Kingdom - Palo Pinto County below Pos-
sum Kingdom Reservoir Dam on State 16. Total acreage
103; pond acreage 28.98. Consists of 44 earthen ponds;
fishes raised are striped bass and hybrid striped bass.
A.E. Wood - Hays County south of San Marcos. The
facility produces smallmouth bass, Florida bass, channel
catfish, blue catfish, sunfish, paddlefish and grow-out
Tyler - Smith County off State 31. Total acreage 42;
pond acreage 15. Consists of 35 earthen ponds; fishes pro-
duced are Kemp's largemouth bass and Florida large-
COASTAL FISHERIES BRANCH
Perry R. Bass Marine Fisheries Research Station -
Calhoun County off State Hwy. 35 on Wells Point Rd.
(FR3280). Has 21 ponds, total acreage 40; pond acreage
22.8. Experimental marine research.
There are no public facilities.
Corpus Christi - Nueces County in Corpus Christi.
Headquarters for personnel assigned to Corpus Christi
Bay and upper Laguna Madre research programs.
Olmito - Cameron County, 3 mi. N. of Brownsville.
Headquarters for personnel assigned to lower Laguna
Madre and Gulf of Mexico research programs.
Palacios - Calhoun County in Palacios. Headquar-
ters for personnel assigned to research programs in East
Matagorda, Matagorda and Lavaca Bay areas.
Port Arthur - Jefferson County on Pleasure Island.
Serves as area headquarters for personnel assigned to
Sabine Lake and Gulf of Mexico fishery programs.
Port O'Connor - Calhoun County in Port O'Connor.
Area headquarters for personnel assigned to San
Antonio Bay system and Gulf of Mexico research
Rockport - Aransas County, on Rockport boat ba-
sin. Headquarters for field program administrators and
personnel assigned to Aransas Bay, Corpus Christi Bay
and Gulf of Mexico research programs. Complete ma-
rine way and repair facility for department vessels and
Seabrook - Harris County, on Seabrook waterfront.
Headquarters for Coastal Fisheries research on Galves-
ton Bay and Gulf of Mexico and Resource Protection Di-
vision chemist and biologist.
National Fish Hatcheries
The Fish and Wildlife Service of the U.S. Department
of the interior operates three national fish hatcheries in
Inks Dam NFH - (Burnet County) Total acreage
84.7; pond acreage 25. Twenty-eight ponds; produces
approximately 800,000 channel catfish and largemouth
and striped bass annually. Has visitor facilities. Access is
from Highway 29, then six miles south on Park Road 4.
Address: Ft. 2, Burnet 78611. Phone (512) 793-2474.
San Marcos NFH and Technology Center - (Hays
County) Total acreage 116 acres; pond acreage four in
forty ponds and eight raceways. Fish production is sec-
ondary to research into numerous fish species. Two labo-
ratory buildings house many tanks and aquaria
managed by highly skilled research staff. Address: Rt. 1,
Box 159-D, San Marcos 78666. Phone (512) 353-0011.
Uvalde NFH - (Uvalde County) Total acreage 100;
pond acreage 62. Forty-nine ponds produce approxi-
mately 2 million channel catfish and largemouth and
striped bass. Has visitor facilities. Access is gained from
Highway 90 west of Uvalde. Address: Box 708, Uvalde
78801. Phone (512) 278-2419.
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