A Successful System for the Transportation of Adult American Shad, Alosa sapidissima (Wilson)
Proceedings of a Workshop on American Shad
Programs conducted by the Rhode Island Division of Fish and Wildlife for the restoration of American Shad Alosa sapidissima (Wilson) in the Pawcatuck River, Rhode Island, are reviewed. As required by the program, transportation systems for carrying adult shad were designed and constructed. Twenty-five hundred (2500) adult fish were transported from Holyoke Dam, Holyoke, Massachusetts, to the Pawcatuck River, Hopkinton, Rhode Island. Data on oxygen, temperature, and mortality levels of each trip are presented. Causes of mortality and improvement for the system are discussed.
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