Thursday, June 20, 2013

Shad Update

In previous posts, we’ve talked about shad (photo from Chesapeake Bay Program) and their fascinating migration up the tributaries of the Chesapeake Bay.  Here’s the latest update on this species – the Washington Post reports that shad numbers are down.  Shad- American shad once supported the most valuable finfish fishery in the Chesapeake Bay. Today, commercial and recreational shad harvest is closed throughout most of the region. (Jim Cummins/Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin)

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