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  • DNREC's Division of Fish and Wildlife announce new online shad, river herring guide for anglers

  • A new online shad and river herring identification guide is now available for anglers on the DNREC website.
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  • A new online shad and river herring identification guide is now available for anglers on the DNREC website.
    The guide was developed to help anglers distinguish between shad and river herring, which can be similar in appearance but must be treated differently by anglers who catch them. The Division of Fish and Wildlife is reminding anglers that they cannot harvest or possess blueback herring and alewife, from any waters in the State of Delaware. Also, the harvest of American shad and hickory shad is prohibited from the Nanticoke River and its tributaries.
    Anglers also are reminded that using any type of net to catch fish within 300 feet of any constructed dam or spillway on a tidal water river, stream, canal, ditch or tributary is prohibited in Delaware, with the exception of using a landing net on a fish caught with hook and line.
    For more information: dnrec.delaware.gov/fw/Fisheries/Document /Delaware%27s%20Shad%20and%20River%20Herring%20ID%20Guide.pdf.

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