The department of parks and wildlife is cultivating a variety of fish life with two purposes, improving the local ecology and making it a better catch for Valley fishermen.

As part of the project around 3,000 catfish were dumped in several resacas in Harlingen and Brownsville.

These fish come from a farm in San Marcos where saltwater and sweetwater fish are grown.

Authorities say that people that enjoy fishing will be the big winners in the end.

The city of Brownsville has also contributed to the ecological improvement of the resacas through a program with the public utilities board.

They have been dredging the resacas to restore the correct depth that will allow marine wildlife to flourish.