Buoys Marking Protected Hudson River Shad Spawning Grounds

View of Game Protector Herbert A. Horton deploying buoys marking the protected spawning grounds of the American shad (Alosa sapidissima) on the Hudson River between Barrytown in Red Hook, Dutchess County and Kingston Point in Ulster, Ulster County, dated May 1, 1920. Four buoys are visible, and each has a notice attached that reads as follows: "SHAD SPAWNING GROUNDS. Fishing prohibited from Barrytown to Kingston Point between marked buoys. By order of New York State Conservation Commission." This image was created to record the game fish conservation activities of the New York State Conservation Commission.
Date Original
May 1 1920
New York State Archives, New York (State). Conservation Dept. Photographic prints and negatives, [ca. 1904-1949], 14297-87, SARA No. 414.
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