American Shad Culture and Distribution Studies at Harrison Lake National Fish Hatchery.
Proceedings of a Workshop on American Shad
American shad were successfully jar-hatched and transferred to ponds as fry at Harrison Lake National Fishery. Young fish readily accepted artificial dry diet and grew to 10-13 cm at a wide range of water temperatures. Numerous handling experiments were conducted in an effort to develop techniques for distributing young shad. Quinaldine at 2-3 ppm was found to be a useful anesthetic. Except for extremely short-term transportation (i.e. 5-10 minutes), all experiments resulted in a total mortality within about 18 hours.
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