Florida’s Shad and River Herrings (Alosa species): a review of Population and Fishery Characteristics

McBridge, Richard S. (2000) Florida’s Shad and River Herrings (Alosa species): a review of Population and Fishery Characteristics. St. Petersburg, FL, Florida Marine Research Institute, (Florida Marine Research Institute. Technical Report, TR-5)

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Abstract

Of the six shad and river herring species (Clupeidae: Alosa species) found in North America, five occur in Florida (Figure 1), more than in any other state in the U.S. These species, with one possible exception, are anadromous (i.e., they move from salt water to fresh water to spawn). On Florida’s Atlantic coast, there are three species: American shad (Alosa sapidissima), hickory shad (A. mediocris), and blueback herring (A. aestivalis). Two species are present on Florida’s gulf coast: Alabama shad (A. alabamae) and skipjack herring (A. chrysochloris).The Atlantic species range northward from Florida to as far as Canada, and the gulf species range westward to Louisiana. This document summarizes information about Florida’s populations of Alosa species and discusses the status and trends of those populations. (26pp.)

Item Type: Monograph or Serial Issue
Title: Florida’s Shad and River Herrings (Alosa species): a review of Population and Fishery Characteristics
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McBridge, Richard S.
Series Name: Florida Marine Research Institute. Technical Report
Number: TR-5
Date: 2000
Publisher: Florida Marine Research Institute
Place of Publication: St. Petersburg, FL
Issuing Agency: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Uncontrolled Keywords: shad, herring, life histories, Florida
Subjects: Management
Fisheries
Item ID: 118
Depositing User: Stephanie Haas
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2007 21:38
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 22:33
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/118

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