Removing obstacles for shad and river herring increases habitat for species in decline
Migratory fish like the American shad and river herring return to Chesapeake rivers and streams every year to reproduce. Jim Thompson of Maryland Department of Natural Resources works to make sure so-called anadromous fish have suitable spawning habitat.
- Produced by Will Parson
- Additional footage by Jim Thompson
- Music/Audio: Doctor Turtle via FreeMusicArchive.org
- Special thanks to Jim Thompson and the Maryland Department of Natural Resources
Bay 101: American Shad
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