American Shad: 1994

Virginia placed a moratorium on the harvest of American shad from Virginia’s rivers and the Bay. In conjunction with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, a stocking program was initiated in an effort to restore shad populations to their former glory in Virginia. This project used state and federal hatcheries to reintroduce “tagged” shad fry into select tidal rivers (e.g. the James River) across the state.

  • March 31, 2022