Re: NANFA-L-- America's national fish


Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- America's national fish
From: James Smith (jim at fishiezoo.com)
Date: Wed Sep 08 2004 - 13:01:54 CDT


The shad were wiped out in the Connecticut river that I grew up next to
because dams were built all along its length, especially in Turners Falls,
Ma. In the last couple of decades, fish ladders have been built and there
have been huge restocking efforts. Now the shad exists here once again and
you can even legally catch up to 2 a day.

Just thought I'd send some good news for once :)

Jim

At 08:21 AM 9/8/2004, you wrote:
>A long-term contender for national fish would be the shad, native from
>Florida to Nova Scotia and introduced in the Pacific Northwest. It was an
>historically important food fish, may have saved the Continental Army at
>Valley Forge in the spring of 1777, is anadromous, and many river runs are
>threatened by pollution and river degradation. They're also a fun game fish.
>
>--Bruce Stallsmith
>the shad-free Tennessee River
>Huntsville, AL, US of A
>
>>From: James Smith <jim at fishiezoo.com>
>>Reply-To: nanfa-l at nanfa.org
>>To: nanfa-l at nanfa.org
>>Subject: Re: NANFA-L-- America's national fish
>>Date: Wed, 08 Sep 2004 01:00:44 -0400
>>
>>Tom read my mind :-)
>>
>>I also think it should be something that is native to only the US, and it
>>should be colorful to please the general masses. How about some sort of
>>endangered native darter? Our (tessellated) darters are kinda drab, and
>>not endangered so I don't know more than that, but I have been impressed
>>over the last several months by many of the pictures I have seen here.
>>
>>Jim
>
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: Fri Dec 31 2004 - 11:27:15 CST