Red Drum

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Paul Swacina, a Corpus Christi attorney and long-time angler, expresses his concern about the put-and-take model of fishery management, where captive-bred fish, such as red drum or spotted sea trout, are introduced into Texas' bays and estuaries, running the risk of out-competing or interbreeding with the wild fish. He worries that this approach poses the risk of a collapse in the wild fishery, much as what's been seen in the captive-reliant Attwater's prairie chicken population.

Date RecordedDecember 16, 2022
InterviewerDavid Todd
IntervieweePaul Swacina
LocationCorpus Christi, Texas
Time Code01:36:09