Golden Alga Workshop

Prymnesium parvum
Photo: Dr. John La Claire, UT Austin

The Golden Alga Workshop was organized to bring together stakeholders and regional, national, and international experts to discuss the state of knowledge on this toxic alga, the information lacking for understanding the alga, and important actions or projects needed to develop management options for this alga. This information will be used by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department in decisions for implementing and funding projects to develop management strategies for Texas. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Golden Alga Task Force developed, organized, and coordinated the workshop. The workshop took place at the Holiday Inn – North in Fort Worth, Texas on October 24-25, 2003. The workshop was facilitated by Group Solutions, Inc. Funding for the workshop came from several sources. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided federal aid funding for projects relating to this workshop, mainly through a State Wildlife Grant (T-14-P). The Brazos River Authority , Lower Colorado River Authority , and Texas Chapter of the American Fisheries Society sponsored this workshop through funding or services provided.

Golden Alga Workshop Summary Report media download(PDF 27.4 MB)

Copies of the workshop report (on CD) can be obtained by requesting the document ACTS-2004-001 from:

Ecosystem/Habitat Assessment Branch, Inland Fisheries Division
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
4200 Smith School Road
Austin, Texas 78744

Sport Fish Restoration logoThis project was partially funded through federal State Wildlife Grant number T-14-P and through support from the federal Sport Fish Restoration program.


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