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Once nearly wiped out, shad stage an uneven comeback in the Chesapeake Bay

Once nearly wiped out, shad stage an uneven comeback in the Chesapeake Bay

Once severely depleted, American shad - the fish that fed the nation's founders - are finally making a comeback in the Chesapeake Bay. Their return so far has been uneven, though.

Spawning runs of the migratory fish have surpassed restoration goals in two of the bay's major tributaries, the Potomac and Rappahannock rivers, the Chesapeake Bay Program announced Friday. Shad numbers have shown varying gains in a couple other Virginia rivers, but they remain scarce in the bay's largest...

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