Shad -  Alosa sapidissima

Finfish  <<  Shad

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Shad,  Alosa sapidissima


The Carolinas to New England



Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

Spring runs of shad returning to spawn in the rivers are highly regulated. There has been long-term river degradation 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