Restoration of American Shad to the Susquehanna River: Annual Progress Report 1999

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activity, adult, American shad, anadromous fish, dams, fish lifts, hatchery, herring, hydroelectric, releases, reproduction, restoration, shad, spawning, Susquehanna River


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service


From executive summary: This 1999 Annual Report of the Susquehanna River Anadromous Fish Restoration Cooperative (SRAFRC) presents results from activities and studies directed at restoring American shad to the Susquehanna River. This program, largely funded by hydroelectric project operators, is aimed at rebuilding anadromous shad and herring stocks based on hatchery releases and natural reproduction of adult fish collected for transport or directly passed at fish lifts at Conowingo, Holtwood, and Safe Harbor dams. The restoration program represents a continuing commitment among all parties to return shad and other migratory fishes to historic spawning and nursery waters above dams in the Susquehanna River.

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