Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Maine
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Maine Project

Penobscot River American shad; status and recovery

January 2010 - October 2013


Participating Agencies

  • CRU
  • TNC

Recovery of American shad in the Penobscot River is being informed by population estimates based upon DIDSON imaging technology.

Research Publications Publication Date
Grote, A., Bailey, M., and Zydlewski, J. (2014) Migration and spawning behavior of American shad in the Penobscot River Maine. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 143:552-563. | Download March 2014
Grote, A., Bailey, M., Zydlewski, J., Hightower, J. 2014 Multibeam sonar (DIDSON) assessment of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) approaching a hydroelectric dam. Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 71:545-558. | Download November 2013
Bailey, M. and Zydlewski, J. (2013) Assessing restoration of an extant population of American shad with supplemental stocking. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 33:459-467 | Download January 2013
Theses and Dissertations Publication Date
Grote 2013. M.S. Migration and spawning behavior of a remnant population of American shad (Alosa sapidissima) prior to dam removal. May 2013