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Shad in the Classroom Release!

April 13, 2012

For a couple of weeks now classrooms across North Carolina have been participating in the Shad in the Classroom program. Students and teachers work together to raise American Shad from eggs to releasable fry. American Shad are an anadromous fish species that swim up North Carolina’s rivers to reproduce. The efforts of this program are in conjunction with restorations efforts led by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Today, students from East Wake Middle School in Wake County and Chestnut Grove Middle School in Stokes County are releasing their fry in the Neuse River Basin!

Electro-fishing boat

Biologists from NCWRC did a demonstration for the East Wake students with an electro-fishing boat. This is the type of boat they use to collect the fish that are brought to the hatchery to spawn.

 

Shad Release

Students from Chestnut Grove released their shad into the Eno River, which flows into the Neuse.

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