National Geographic : 1923 Dec
SN. G. S. Painted by Hashime Murayama SHAD (Alosa sapidissima) Belonging to the Herring family, the Shad spends its spawning season in the rivers and the rest of its lifeindeep sea waters. Because itisnot within reach of fishermen except at the spawning season it is especially liable to extinction by over-fishing, and were it not artificially propagated itnow would rarely appear on the American dinner table. Through the work of the United States Bureau of Fisheries it has been established along some 2,000 miles ofPacific Coast shore line, from the Atlantic seaboard, where it is indigenous.