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2011-12-12 14:05:00

Shad Lamm of Indian Wells, CA has been honored with a recognition by Palm Springs Life Magazine in its selection of "2011 Palm Springs Wealth Managers." INDIAN WELLS, Calif., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Announcing a special recognition appearing in the April, 2011 issue of Palm Springs Life Magazine published by Desert Publications Inc.. Shad Lamm was selected for the following honor: "2011 Palm Springs Wealth Managers." (Photo: <font size="2"...

2010-10-08 12:33:00

ATLANTA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Obesity, which often leads to kidney disease, will be a major focus of the Shad Ireland Foundation's Great Unsigned Benefit Concert and Health Fair in Atlanta on November 12th and 13th. Designed to reach underserved communities in the African-American and Latino neighborhoods in Metro Atlanta, the weekend will feature health screenings, healthy cooking demonstrations, entertainment, and lots of activities for children and families on Saturday, November...

2008-07-23 21:00:26

By ERIK ROBINSON Anglers line the north bank of the Columbia River below Bonneville Dam to fish for shad in June. A new scientific report recommends policymakers pay more attention to the harm caused to native plants and animals by invaders such as shad, an East Coast native that now forms the single largest mass of fish in the lower Columbia River. Shad, native to the East Coast, were brought west in the 1870s. Most Columbia River anglers have no reason to know the name Seth Green....

2008-07-23 15:00:50

By Erik Robinson, The Columbian, Vancouver, Wash. Jul. 23--Most Columbia River anglers have no reason to know the name Seth Green. Yet today's Columbia River fish population would be dramatically different were it not for Green's decision in 1871 to hop a westbound train in Albany, N.Y. An early fish culturist, Green was on a mission to seed the Sacramento River with juvenile shad native to the East Coast. Responding to a request from state fish commissioners in California, Green headed...

2008-07-23 06:00:00

By Ad Crable Only a few years ago, it all seemed so promising. American shad, once a prized spring staple of locals' diet and an economic linchpin up and down the Susquehanna, at last seemed headed for a comeback amid a multi-state and federal restoration plan. Visions of again catching the silvery, forked-tail fish, perhaps frying its tasty roe in butter, danced in anglers' heads. Fish lifts or ladders - costing utilities tens of millions of dollars - were in place on all the...

2008-07-12 18:00:14

BUILDING work at fish-friendly houses next to the River Usk is getting under way now that wildlife-safe foundations have been laid. Pilings, concrete supports driven into the ground, which had to be in place before the rest of the work could begin, are now all in place. The pilings are vital as they allow precious spawning salmon, shad and lamprey to swim, undisturbed, to spring breeding grounds up river. Now the first phase of the development is under way and with plenty of one and...

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Steve Grant, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 5--On a late spring evening with the sun setting, the mouth of the Connecticut River was sprinkled with powerboats and kayaks from Old Saybrook to Old Lyme, most everybody fishing. They were after striped bass -- big ones. Herring and alewives were returning to the sea after spawning. The stripers -- and the anglers -- were waiting, among them Scott Karsten of Glastonbury, a lawyer, and Dixon M. Merkt of Lyme, a guide who was fishing...

2008-06-16 15:00:20

By KEVIN MILLER; OF THE NEWS STAFF DENNYSVILLE - Upon first glance, the dark patches in the small river that bisects this small Washington County town appear to be shadows cast by trees or pools too deep for even the midday sun to penetrate. But then the shadow moves and, if the sun hits just right, the dark mass begins to glitter. Suddenly it becomes clear that the sandy river bottom is actually hidden beneath several thousand fish swimming in synchronicity. Untold hundreds of...

2008-06-16 09:00:00

DENNYSVILLE, Maine -- Upon first glance, the dark patches in the small river that bisects this small Washington County town appear to be shadows cast by trees or pools too deep for even the midday sun to penetrate. But then the shadow moves and, if the sun hits just right, the dark mass begins to glitter. Suddenly it becomes clear that the sandy river bottom is actually hidden beneath several thousand fish swimming in synchronicity. Untold hundreds of thousands of alewives leave their...


Latest Shad Reference Libraries

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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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2007-04-03 00:27:56

The Atlantic menhaden (Brevoortia tyrannus) is a silvery, highly compressed fish in the herring family, Clupeidae. A filter feeder, it lives on plankton caught in midwater. An adult fish can filter up to four gallons of water a minute and they play an important role in clarifying ocean water. They are also a natural check to the deadly red tide. Menhaden occur in large numbers in the North Atlantic, ranging from Nova Scotia, Canada to central Florida, USA. They swim in large schools, some...

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