Galveston Bay provides economic, environmental and recreational benefits on a local, statewide and national level.
Galveston Bay produces millions of pounds of shrimp each year.
About half of U.S. petrochemical production occurs within Bay-area counties.
The upper Texas coast is one of the country’s premier bird-watching destinations.
With 90,000 recreational boats, Galveston Bay is the boating capital of Texas.
The Bay is a popular destination for recreational fishing year-round.
The Bay is one of the top producers of oysters in Texas.
Galveston Bay is second only to Chesapeake Bay in total seafood production.
Galveston Bay wetlands help filter pollutants from our water.