Management Recommendation 2: Coastal Restoration


Blue crabs depend on coastal habitats. The adult stages of blue crabs are usually found in marsh­es, tidal areas, and estuaries. Conservation and restoration activities would serve to increase viable habitat for blue crabs, as well as other vital marine and estuarine species.

Numerous coastal restoration initiatives are underway in Texas through both government agencies and non-profit organizations. As coastal populations increase and environmental changes occur, maintaining coastal habitats will be an ongoing challenge and continued support for coastal protection and restoration is recommended.


1. TPWD continued support and participation in coastal restoration activities and research, including effects on blue crab population dynamics.


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