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Status of the American shad, Alosa sapidissima (Wilson), in North Carolina

Sara E. Winslow

Status of the American shad, Alosa sapidissima (Wilson), in North Carolina

by Sara E. Winslow

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Published by N.C. Dept. of Environment, Health, and Natural Resources, Division of Marine Fisheries in Morehead City, NC .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • American shad.,
  • Fishing surveys -- North Carolina.,
  • Shad fishing -- North Carolina -- Statistics.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Sara E. Winslow.
    SeriesSpecial scientific report -- no. 52., Special scientific report (North Carolina. Division of Marine Fisheries) -- no. 52.
    ContributionsNorth Carolina. Division of Marine Fisheries.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationiii, 77 p. :
    Number of Pages77
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14376896M

    Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. American Fisheries Society, Special Publication 29, Bethesda, Maryland. pp. Nolan, K., J. Grossfield, and I. I. Wirgin. Discrimination among Atlantic coast populations of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) using mitochondrial DNA. Canadian Journal of. FigureYoungshadcollectedwithsurfacetrawlto determinedistributionandgrowth. Whenseekingspawninggrounds,shadascend dynalux-id.com19th.

    In the Atlantic coastal region, American shad (Alosa sapidissima) is highly prized for its flesh and roe. Spawning runs have been heavily fished and since the late s, landings have shown steady declines to the extent that Maryland declared a fishing moratorium in , and Virginia followed in for Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries (ASMFC, ). The American shad is the largest member of the herring family. Adults commonly reach four to eight pounds. The largest recorded shad caught in the Delaware River weighed eleven pounds, one ounce. Shad are among the strongest and hardest-fighting of all fish found in freshwater. American shad begin their lives in freshwater, like the Delaware River.

    By K E. Limburg, K A. Hattala, and A Kahnle, Published on 01/01/ Keywords. adult, adult migration, alosa, Alosa sapidissima, ALOSA-SAPIDISSIMA, American shad Cited by: Jan 01,  · Abstract--Multiple structures can be used for the age determination of fishes. Choosing the structure that provides the most precise ages is important for the provision of consistent data for the management of commercially and recreationally important species, such as the American shad (Alosa sapidissima).


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Status of the American shad, Alosa sapidissima (Wilson), in North Carolina by Sara E. Winslow Download PDF EPUB FB2

Federal and State Fish Hatcheries Alosa sapidissima book to Restore Depleted Populations of American Shad Along the Atlantic Coast. The American shad is commercially caught in rivers and estuaries during spawning migration and sold fresh, salted, or smoked. The roe (eggs) is also highly prized.

Some American shad may have parasites, including nematodes, Acanthocephala, copepods, and distomes. Resilience to fishing pressure. American Shad, Alosa sapidissima Distribution: Description: Like the other members of the herring family, the American shad has a strongly laterally compressed body with a series of ventral scutes.

Its back is blue to greenish with silvery sides. Oct 13,  · Classification / Names. Etymology: Alosa: Latin, alausa = a fish cited by Ausonius and Latin, halec = pickle, dealing with the Greek word hals = salt; it is also the old Saxon name for shad = "alli" ; (Ref.

); sapidissima: sapidissima meaning most delicious (Ref. The American Shad (Alosa Sapidissima) MANY epicures believe that an American shad, freshly taken from a nearby river and "planked," is the best of all American fishes. There was a time in early Colonial days when the shad was not esteemed as a food-fish, owing to the fact that a similar fish was found in the waters of Great Britain, France, and Spain where it was considered a poor man's fish of inferior.

Alosa sapidissima Life History and Distribution. American shad are a large, anadromous herring native to the eastern seaboard of North America. Adults can weigh between kg and kg (2 – 13 lbs).

Each year between April and June, adult American shad leave the sea and enter large, coastal rivers. The American shad (Alosa sapidissima) is a member of the herring family. American shad ascend rivers from the ocean in order to spawn.

American shad ascend rivers from the ocean in order to spawn. Juveniles spend their first growing season in the river of their birth and then swim to the ocean in the fall to grow and mature. May 03,  · John McPhee's twenty-sixth book is a braid of personal history, natural history, and American history, in descending order of volume.

Each spring, American shad-Alosa sapidissima-leave the ocean in hundreds of thousands and run heroic distances upriver to spawn/5(59). American shad is an anadromous species indigenous to the western Atlantic Ocean and the east coast of Canada and the United States.

American shad are broadcast spawners and spawn multiple times. As adults, they inhabit the Atlantic Ocean and then migrate into the east coast rivers of Canada and the United States to spawn. Jan 11,  · Fish Facts: American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) Author Phil Monahan Posted on January 11, January 11, Categories Fly Fishing Tags fish facts, fly fishing for shad The American shad features a silvery body, blue-green back, and dark spots starting near the top.

The American shad (Alosa sapidissima) is a species of anadromous clupeid fish naturally distributed on the North American coast of the North Atlantic, from Newfoundland to Florida, and as an introduced species on the North Pacific coast.

The American shad is not closely related to the other North American dynalux-id.com: Clupeidae. After a drastic decline in abundance, the American shad (Alosa sapidissima) is being restored in many of the rivers along the East Coast that originally supported large runs.

The American shad is an anadromous fish that lives several years in the ocean and returns to its natal river to spawn in the spring when temperatures reach 12/sup 0/C.

American shad are the largest member of the herring fish family. Their latin species name sapidissima means most savory or most delicious. They are found along the east coast of North America from Newfoundland to Florida, and are most abundant from Connecticut to North Carolina. (Figure 1). Jun 16,  · The American Shad, Alosa sapidissima, is the largest of all the herrings.

Commonly reaching sizes of 50 cm SL ( inches, Standard Length). Like all shad in this article, they have a silvery, metallic sheen, with blues and greens on top, fading to white below. They also have a row of scales on their bellies, known as ventral scutes.

Life History American shad (Alosa sapidissima) are anadromous fish, meaning they spend most of their adult lives at sea, only returning to freshwater in the spring to spawn.

Historically, American shad spawned in almost every river and tributary along the East Coast. The North American species except the American shad A. sapidissima can probably be separated in a subgenus Pomolobus.

Conversely, the proposed genus (or subgenus) Caspialosa for the Caspian Sea forms is rejected due to dynalux-id.com: Actinopterygii. American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) Distribution: American shad spawn in Atlantic coastal rivers from Florida to Eastern Canada.

Aside from a few residual populations in New Hampshire’s coastal rivers, the majority of American shad reach the state by migrating up the Merrimack and Connecticut Rivers. Ocean migration rates of American shad (Alosa sapidissima), estimated from tag returns, averaged 21 km/day during the spring northward migration along the Atlantic coast between Chesapeake Bay and Author: William Leggett.

The American shad is the largest and most well-known shad species. The largest American shad ever recorded was two feet, six inches long. The oldest American shad recorded in Maryland was 11 years old.

Shad roe (or eggs) were once considered a delicacy in the Chesapeake Bay region. Shad have a tree named after them. American shad are prey for bigger fish, some birds, humans, bears, and dolphins. However, none of these predators depend on American shad to survive. American shad also eat lots of crustaceans and fish that live in rivers while they are migrating.

They may help control numbers of some of these animals. Connecticut State Fish: American Shad. The American shad, (Alosa sapidissima,) the largest of the herring family, is a favorite Connecticut River sport fish. In Connecticut, shad are caught by anglers and commercial fisherman.

Shad festivals and derbies are held in several Connecticut towns during the yearly shad. Species Alosa sapidissima American shad. Alosa sapidissima: information (1) Alosa sapidissima: While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.American shad showed the greatest sensitivity to sounds between and kHz.

The thresholds were somewhat poorer at kHz, with the worst sensitivity between and kHz.Ages of American Shad assigned from scales by three readers at two times. Description. Ages of American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) assigned from scales by three readers at two dynalux-id.com A data frame with 53 observations on the following 8 variables.