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American Shad

Although not usually thought of as a sport fish, American shad are still a popular catch amongst anglers.



Distribution and Relative Abundance of Spawning American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the St. Johns River, Florida

FWRI's Freshwater Resource Assessment and Marine Fisheries Biology sections are assessing the current status of adult American shad in the St. Johns River.

Shad FAQ

Do you want to know more about shad? Explore the shad FAQ article.


FWC Facts:
The Gulf sturgeon spawns 140 miles upstream from the mouth of the Suwannee River, one of the last pristine rivers with no dams to bar its path.

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