The newest edition of Texas Parks & Wildlife has one of my articles in it—a piece about game wardens working the Gulf of Mexico. Check it out right here.
Here's a small sample:
PATROLLING THE GULF
Game wardens often face harrowing situations on the high seas.
By Ben Rehder
The Gulf of Mexico can be likened to the fabled goose that laid the golden egg. If we have the restraint to enjoy its fruits in moderation, it can be a self-replenishing resource for centuries to come. But greed in the form of over-harvesting can spoil it for everybody. That's why Texas game wardens — often working in conjunction with the Coast Guard and agents from the National Marine Fisheries Service — are constantly on the lookout for illegal commercial fishermen who abuse these waters.