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Date: September 23, 2009

Padre Island National Seashore Not Included in Surf Cats Fishing Tournament


Corpus Christi, TX)-Superintendent Joe Escoto announced Padre Island National Seashore will not allow Surf Cats of Texas participants to utilize the National Seashore for the Surf Cats 25th Annual Big Shell Surf Fishing Classic on October 9-11, 2009. 


Surf Cats of Texas event organizers did not obtain a Special Use Permit (SUP); therefore, tournament participants fishing within the boundaries of the National Seashore could be prosecuted if found to be fishing within park boundaries. Signs will be posted at beach access roads notifying tournament participants.


SUP’s are regulated by the National park Service pursuant to authorities contained in 16 USC Sec.3a, 16 USC 1-4, and Director’s Order 53. For more information regarding the SUP program, please write to Padre Island National Seashore, ATTN: SUP Coordinator, P.O. Box 181300, Corpus Christi, TX 78480-1300 or call 361-949-9238, extension 33.

Last updated: February 24, 2015

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