TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY AT GALVESTON
CAMPUS FISHING RULES
Campus Fishing Map
The campuses of Texas A&M University at Galveston have no public fishing facilities. Because of significant safety and security concerns, the university only permits fishing by students and employees currently affiliated with the university and approved guests accompanying an affiliated individual. Fishing is only permitted on the Mitchell Campus on Pelican Island, and any person wishing to fish on campus must secure a permit in advance from the Campus Police. If an employee or student wants to secure permission for guests to fish, the affiliated individual must provide the names and ages of the guests on the permit requests, must agree to accompany the guests at all times while fishing on campus and must acknowledge responsibility for the conduct and actions of the guests.
1. Campus fishing permits must be acquired from the Campus Police in advance during the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Permits are issued for one semester (two summer terms) at a time. Only employees and students currently affiliated with the university may be issued permits.
2. Guests of affiliated students and employees are permitted to fish only when declared and approved on the affiliated individual's permit. The application for guest permit must include the guests' names, ages, and addresses. Employees and students are responsible for conduct, compliance, safety and actions of their guests and must accompany the guests at all times while the guests are on campus.
3. All children must be in the immediate care of an adult. Children 12 years old and under must wear an approved USCG flotation device while on the docks, piers, and/or near open water. In addition to the danger of the channel, equipment and vehicles in the vicinity of authorized fishing areas can be dangerous to or damaged by unsupervised children.
4. Fishing is permitted from the T/S TEXAS CLIPPER dock but not the finger pier. Fishing is allowed on the beach during daylight hours from the bow of the TEXAS CLIPPER to the draw bridge. No wade fishing is allowed from any site, and it is an infraction of campus rules to enter the water. No fishing is allowed in the Wetlands Center area, the small boat basin, the Oceanography docks, or any areas marked as No Fishing. Trespassing or fishing on the Center for Marine Training and Safety, Teichman Road property is prohibited.
5. Fishing is permitted during daylight hours only on the beach. Fishing is permitted both day and night from the TEXAS CLIPPER dock in lighted areas. Fishing from the dock may be curtailed during training, repairs and cruise preparation periods.
6. All persons fishing must have a valid Texas fishing license with a salt water stamp.
7. No alcoholic beverages are allowed on campus at any time.
8. All vehicle operators on campus must obey the traffic signs and directions from police officers. Vehicles operated on campus without a valid campus parking hang-tag must be registered with TAMUG Campus Police and display a temporary pass.
9. Vehicles may be parked in the T/S TEXAS CLIPPER parking lot adjoining the CLIPPER. Parking on the CLIPPER dock, Oceanography dock, beach area or fire lanes is strictly prohibited. Vehicles in violation will be cited and possibly towed.
10. All fisherman should police up after themselves, removing everything they bring to the area including left over bait.
11. Campus police officers have the authority to revoke fishing permits of students and employees if they or their guests are in violation of these rules. If this occurs, the individual must relinquish their permit and vacate the premises. Appeals or disputes over such an action can be lodged with the Chief of Police the next working day.
12. No exceptions to these rules can be made without the approval of the Assistant Vice President for Administration.