Local game wardens confiscate 5,000 feet of gill net from Rio Grande

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas – On Tuesday night Cameron County Game Wardens removing approximately 5,000 feet of gill net from the Rio Grande. Entangled within the nets were over 200 redfish and snook which were all released.

Texas Game Wardens in Cameron County remove gill nets. Photos courtesy: Texas Game Wardens Facebook.

A large shrimp seine was also removed from the mouth of the Rio Grande. The seine was placed completely across the river at Boca Chica. This seine would restrict any shrimp from reaching maturity and migrating from the estuaries to the Gulf of Mexico.

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