In an effort to slow the spread of zebra mussels through Texas fisheries, those fishing in 30 more counties will be required to drain their boats. Mostly the effort is aimed at protecting the Trinity, Brazos, Colorado, and Guadalupe river basins.
Thus far, the exotic shellfish have been found in six Texas locations, and resource managers fear they will hitchhike from contaminated waters to other lakes in livewells and bilge water, as well as on trailers and props.
Now consideration is being given to going statewide with the requirement.
Learn more here.