Status of Alabama shad and skipjack herring in Gulf of Mexico drainages

American Fisheries Society Symposium
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Gulf of Mexico drainages are inhabited by two alosine species, the anadromous Alabama shad Alosa alabamae and the skipjack herring A. chrysochloris. Although their distributions are reasonably well documented, the life history and ecology of both species has been incompletely investigated. Infrequent literature references suggest populations of both species have been adversely affected by river management activities throughout parts of their ranges. This purpose of this paper is to summarize available information concerning past and present distributions, population characteristics, spawning and fecundity, age and growth, and population trends of both species as well as threats to the species. Areas of research are suggested to maintain and possibly recover existing populations. ?? 2003 by the American Fisheries Society.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Status of Alabama shad and skipjack herring in Gulf of Mexico drainages
Series title American Fisheries Society Symposium
Volume 2003
Issue 35
Year Published 2003
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title American Fisheries Society Symposium
First page 157
Last page 170