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January 16, 2018* * * * * * * * * * **703.842.0740

ASMFC Begins Preparations for American Shad**
Benchmark Stock Assessment**
Arlington, VA –

The Atlantic States Marine
Fisheries Commission has initiated a benchmark
stock assessment for American shad (Alosa
sapidissima) to be completed in the summer of
2019.* * The goals of the assessment are to
evaluate the health of stocks along the Atlantic
coast and inform management of this species.**
The Commission’s stock assessment process and
meetings are open to the public, with the
exception of discussions of confidential data,
when the public will be asked to leave the room....