31 October 2016

• American Shad Making A Comeback

“American shad are an anadromous fish. Along with alewife, blueback herring, and Atlantic salmon, shad spend much of their lives in the ocean, growing and maturing. They can migrate great distances…a shad tagged in the Narraguagus River, Maine turned up in North Carolina…

“Each spring, mature shad migrate into coastal rivers to spawn. Their migratory behavior and life history exposes shad to a number of threats. Dams, pollution, and coastal development affect the ability of shad to reach spawning areas. At sea, commercial fisheries sometimes catch them as bycatch or unintended catch….”

Please visit this link to read the full article: NOAA

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