Texas Parks & Wildlife – Featured Stop Aquatic Hitchhikers Partner

Fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants that are not native to Texas may compete with native animals and plants for food and space. Introduced species often lack natural enemies or competitors in their new environment, and may multiply and spread at an alarming rate, inteferring with boat traffic, affecting water quality, and causing a range of other problems. Click on the following sentence to access the full story.

In order to manage and conserve our natural resources, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department enforces laws to protect our state waters against the introduction of exotic aquatic species.

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