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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:
Just like fish, blue crabs use gills to breathe. But unlike fish, blue crabs can survive out of water for over 24 hours, as long as their gills are kept moist.

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