THE TEXAS CONSTITUTION
ARTICLE 16. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Article 16, Section 59 of the TX Constitution reads,
Sec. 59. CONSERVATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AND PARKS AND RECREATIONAL FACILITIES; CONSERVATION AND RECLAMATION DISTRICTS. conservation of all such natural resources of the State are each and all hereby declared public rights and duties
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The Parks and Wildlife Department PARKS AND WILDLIFE CODE
(b)All fish and other aquatic animal life contained in the freshwater rivers, creeks, and streams and in lakes or sloughs subject to overflow from rivers or other streams within the borders of this state are the property of the people of this state.
(c) All the beds and bottoms and the products of the beds and bottoms of the public rivers, bayous, lagoons, creeks, lakes, bays, and inlets in this state and of that part of the Gulf of Mexico within the jurisdiction of this state are the property of this state. The state may permit the use of the waters and bottoms and the taking of the products of the bottoms and waters.
(d) The Parks and Wildlife Department shall regulate the taking and conservation of fish, oysters, shrimp, crabs, turtles, terrapins, mussels, lobsters, and all other kinds and forms of marine life, or sand, gravel, marl, mud shell, and all other kinds of shell in accordance with the authority vested in it by this code
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PARKS AND WILDLIFE CODE TITLE 5. WILDLIFE AND PLANT CONSERVATION SUBTITLE D. CRUSTACEANS AND MOLLUSKS CHAPTER 76. OYSTERS SUBCHAPTER A. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE OYSTER BEDS
Sec. 76.012. LOCATOR'S CERTIFICATE. (a) The department shall issue to each locator a certificate signed and sealed by the director. (b) The certificate must contain: (1) the date of the application; (2) the date of the survey; and (3) a description of the location by metes and bounds with reference to points of the compass and natural objects by which the location may be found and verified. Acts 1975, 64th Leg., p. 1405, ch. 545, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1975. Sec. 76.015. RIGHTS OF LOCATOR. (a) The holder of a certificate of location as provided for in Section 76.012 of this code is protected in his possession of the location against trespass in the same manner as are freeholders. (b) This section applies only as long as the stakes or pipes and buoys required by this chapter are maintained in their correct positions and the locator complies with the law and the regulations governing the fish and oyster industries.
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The words "navigation district," "district," or "districts" as used in Sections 61.116, 61.117, and 60.038 of the Texas Water Code shall apply to any incorporated city in this state which owns and operates wharves, docks, and other marine port facilities.
TX WATER CHAPTER 61-NAVIGATION DISTRICTS
“The state, through the School Land Board, may lease these state owned lands or flats to eligible navigation districts only for purposes reasonably related to the promotion of navigation. The term "navigation" as used herein refers to marine commerce and immediately related activities, including but not limited to port development; channel construction and maintenance; commercial and sport fishing; recreational boating; industrial site locations; transportation, shipping, and storage facilities; pollution abatement facilities; and all other activities necessary or appropriate to the promotion of marine commerce; but specifically does not refer to residential development.”
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