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Other Fishes

Although not traditionally considered game fish, species such as American shad often draw the attention of anglers.



Distribution and Relative Abundance of Spawning American Shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the St. Johns River, Florida

FWRI's Freshwater Resource Assessment and Marine Fisheries Biology sections are assessing the current status of adult American shad in the St. Johns River.

Shad FAQ

Do you want to know more about shad? Explore the shad FAQ article.


FWC Facts:
Horseshoe crabs do not bite or sting. Despite the ferocious look of the tail, it is not used as a weapon, but to right themselves if they are flipped over by a wave.

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