twaite shad


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twaite shad

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(Animals) a European shad. See shad
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It is hoped the twaite shad - a 13th century favourite with King Henry III - will soon swim again in the River Severn following a multi-million pound project spearheaded by the Severn Rivers Trust, the Environment Agency and Canal & River Trust.
Twaite shad could soon be swimming again in the upper reaches of the Severn if an "Unlocking The Severn" project is successful
These monitoring results are significant because they indicate the current levels of twaite shad in the river which once supported millions of this species.
Members of the Alosa genus, including the American shad (Alosa sapidissima) and Twaite shad (Alosa fallax), demonstrate heterochronal spawning (10, 11).
Turan and Basusta (2001) studied the level of variation among the twaite shad (Alosa fallax nilotica) in the waters of territory of Turkey with the truss morphometric system using Discriminant Function (DFA) and Principal Component Analyses (PCA).
fish THIS relatively rare fish, a twaite shad, was caught by Prestonpans angler Kevin Crawford at Port Seton power station.
But WWF Cymru head Anne Meikle, said: "The feasibility study undertaken by the UK Government between 2008 and 2010 showed that there was no strategic case for a Severn tidal power scheme to proceed at this time and that a barrage would lead to severe and irreversible environmental impacts, including the possible local extinction of salmon and twaite shad and significant reductions in the feeding area for migratory birds.
The fish populations said to be vulnerable were pollan, Arctic char, twaite shad, Killarney shad and the Atlantic salmon.
Most productive areas have been Lynemouth beach, the Beacons and also Blyth pier where, apart from the mackerel, there have been a few small codling and the odd twaite shad.
The Twaite Shad This declining type of herrings' last remaining UK spawning areas are the Rivers Severn, Tywi, Usk and Wye.
While the capture so far up-river is indeed a rare occurrence, the Allis Shad and its cousin the Twaite Shad are not as uncommon locally as text books state.
A rare twaite shad, normally found further south, turned up in Saltburn's match last week.