Southern flounder fingerling

Image Credit: Joel Vandekrol

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Nearly 1 Billion Multi-Species Fingerlings Released Into Texas Bays


Texas Parks and Wildlife, the Coastal Conservation Association, and industry leaders have built the largest saltwater redfish, spotted seatrout, and southern flounder hatchery system in the world. The state of Texas has released nearly 1 billion fingerlings into Texas bays — with many more to come.

TPWD operates three saltwater hatcheries along the coast, including Sea Center Texas in Lake Jackson, which offers tours and special events. Visitors can find out how much fun a hatchery can be by joining Sea Center Texas on Saturday, Dec. 2, for Christmas with the Fishes — an underwater Christmas dive show.