Tag Archives: Galveston Bay

2 fishermen lost at sea saved by cooler

Two fishermen survived two days at sea thanks to their trusty cooler. Michael Watkins and Raymond Jacik went missing in Galveston Bay on Monday morning after embarking on what was supposed to be a five-hour fishing trip, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The men said their 20-foot fishing boat started taking on water and a rogue wave capsized the vessel before they could even put on life jackets. “I had no time to grab anything. Nothing. No keys, no wallet, no phone,” . Read the rest here  17:44

Oyster wholesaler’s attempt to privatize over 23,000 acres of Galveston Bay could change who owns the bottom of Texas bays

At issue is a lease between Chambers-Liberty Counties Navigation District and , based in Smith Point, which is commonly referred to as STORM. While the two parties in the lease say the contract authorizes the wholesaler alone to harvest oysters, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and General Land Office disagree. Read the rest here 07:20