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Dam Removal Improves Shad Spawning Grounds
2014-05-22 16:30:47

Research from North Carolina State University finds that dam removal improves spawning grounds for American shad and seems likely to improve survival rates for adult fish, juveniles and eggs – but for different reasons.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2008-06-16 09:00:00

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.


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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