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- Once abundant, shad populations are at all-time lows across the Atlantic seaboard and show no signs of recovering.
- The main culprits for the decline are overfishing, pollution and habitat loss due to dam construction.
- Fishing for shad was banned in the Chesapeake Bay in 1994, and most other shad fisheries ceased in 2005.