Title

"The Talk of Maine" piece on the American shad (Alosa sapidissima), which has be

Authors

Naomi Shalit

Source

Down East

Date

5-1-2002

Pages

21-24

Abstract

"The Talk of Maine" piece on the American shad (Alosa sapidissima), which has become one of the great success stories of fish restoration in Maine. The football-shaped, silvery-sided shad, average three to five pounds as adults. After almost a century of obstruction by dams and industrial pollution, annual spring shad runs have returned on many of Maine's great rivers, except the Androscoggin, which remains virtually free of spawning shad. In 1979, Central Maine Power was granted a license to operate a dam on the Androscoggin River at Brunswick, but was also required to provide fish passage around the dam. But the vertical-slot fishway built in 1982 doesn't work. In fact, it's killing the fish, according to Ben Rizzo of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Subjects

Shad

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