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2008-10-12 09:00:13

By CATHERINE KOZAK By Catherine Kozak The Virginian-Pilot A data collection system, youth fishing programs and text messaging king mackerel fishing reports are among the projects that have been recommended for funding by revenue from saltwater fishing licenses. O f 19 proposals, the North Carolina Coastal Recreational Fishing License Advisory Committee agreed last week that 12 qualified for a grant. "This is the first time that we actually had projects that came through the public...


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2007-04-03 00:39:10

The American shad or Atlantic shad, Alosa sapidissima, is a species of anadromous fish in family Clupeidae of order Clupeiformes. The shad is a member of the herring family. Description The American shad is the largest member of the herring family. Shad have silver bodies and a green back, with large scales and a deeply forked tail. The males (or "bucks") are smaller than the female, weighing about 1 to 3 pounds when spawning; females are generally 3 to 8 pounds. Both genders tend to...

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