Bycatch of Sturgeons along the Southern Atlantic Coast of the USA

  title={Bycatch of Sturgeons along the Southern Atlantic Coast of the USA},
  author={M. Robin Collins and S. Gordon Rogers and Theodore J. I. Smith},
  journal={North American Journal of Fisheries Management},
Abstract Information on incidental capture of shortnose sturgeons Acipenser brevirostrum and Atlantic sturgeons A. oxyrhynchus in commercial fisheries was derived from four studies conducted in South Carolina and Georgia. In a Georgia study, 97 of 1,534 tagged juvenile Atlantic sturgeons and 12 of 551 tagged shortnose sturgeons were reported recaptured in commercial nets. Gill-net fisheries for American shad Alosa sapidissima accounted for 52% of Atlantic sturgeons and 83% of shortnose… 

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