As with other Gulf states, the shrimp fishery is a vital component of the Texas commercial fishing sector. Other key seafood includes blue crabs, oysters, black drum, red snapper, vermillion snapper, and grouper.

In state waters, commercial fishing is regulated by the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. In the Gulf of Mexico Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (GMFMC) manages fisheries.

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Gulf of Mexico Commercial Fishing