Alternative Title

Anadromous Fish Project

Document Type



Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Publication Date



Special Reports in Applied Marine Science and Ocean Engineering (SRAMSOE) No. 236


This is a joint presentation by the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources and Community Development, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) (Part I) and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS), Department of Ichthyology (Part II).

It is for the period October 1, 1976 to September 30, 1979, and is the completion report for t:he P. L. 89-304 project "Biology and Management of Mid-Atlantic Anadromous Fishes Under Extended Jurisdiction."

Species of concern are: alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis), hickory shad (Alosa mediocris), American shad (Alosa sapidissima), striped bass (Morone saxatilis), Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus) and the shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum).



Alosa -- Virginia, Alosa -- North Carolina, Anadromous fishes -- Virginia, Anadromous fishes -- North Carolina, Atlantic herring fisheries -- Virginia, Atlantic herring fisheries -- North Carolina, Shad fisheries -- Virginia, Shad fisheries -- North Carolina


This project was funded, in part, by the US Department of CoDmlerce, NOAA, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast and Southeast Regions, and the US Department of Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, Southeast Region, under the Anadromous Fish Conservation Act (PL 89-304, as amended), Project AFCS-9.



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