Shad

Alosa sapidissima

Seafood « Shad

Shad

Range:

The Carolinas to New England

Seasonality:

May

Method of Capture:

Gillnet

Sustainability Consideration:

Spring runs of shad returning to spawn in the rivers are highly regulated. There has been long-term river degredation that has compromised their ability to reproduce.

Size Range:

1 to 4 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Rich, sweet and robust in flavor with a soft, moist, juicy texture and many bones

Cooking Tips:

grill, sauté, broil, smoke, fry