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Title: A review of the current status of the American shad '(Alosa sapidissima)' in the Susquehanna River. Special report

Abstract

During the last two hundred years there has been a dramatic and sustained decline in the American shad fishery of the Susquehanna River. Among the explanations most often advanced for this decline are overfishing, both in the Chesapeake Bay and in the river itself; construction of dams (canal-feeder and hydro-electric) or other obstructions to passage of anadromous fishes; and deleterious effects on water quality caused by mining wastes, sawmill pulp wastes, municipal sewages and increased agricultural activity in the watershed leading to fluctuations in flow characteristis of the river. This report attempts to answer these questions.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD (USA). Chesapeake Bay Inst.
OSTI Identifier:
6644581
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6644581
Report Number(s):
PB-80-201395
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; DAMS; ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS; FISHES; ECOLOGY; ACID MINE DRAINAGE; AGRICULTURE; CHESAPEAKE BAY; CONSTRUCTION; FISHING INDUSTRY; FRESH WATER; PH VALUE; SUSQUEHANNA RIVER; WATER POLLUTION; ANIMALS; AQUATIC ORGANISMS; ATLANTIC OCEAN; BAYS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; INDUSTRY; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; RIVERS; SEAS; STREAMS; SURFACE WATERS; VERTEBRATES; WATER 520500* -- Environment, Aquatic-- Site Resource & Use Studies-- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Sidell, B.D. A review of the current status of the American shad '(Alosa sapidissima)' in the Susquehanna River. Special report. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Sidell, B.D. A review of the current status of the American shad '(Alosa sapidissima)' in the Susquehanna River. Special report. United States.
Sidell, B.D. Thu . "A review of the current status of the American shad '(Alosa sapidissima)' in the Susquehanna River. Special report". United States.
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