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Art Lander’s Outdoors: American paddlefish last surviving member of family in North America

This is the last of four articles on Kentucky‚Äôs ancient fish. The American paddlefish (Polyodon spathula) is a member of family Polyodontidae, closely related to the two species of sturgeons in Kentucky — the shovelnose sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus platorynchus), and the lake sturgeon (Acipenser fulvescens). Fossil records of paddlefish date back over 300 million years, nearly 50 million years...

Fish and Wildlife Depart. seeking information from paddlefish angles who use bows or snags

The state fisheries division supports creating a free paddlefish permit system to help gather information on paddlefish harvested by bow fishing or snagging (Creative Commons Photo)   The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources is seeking input from those who bow fish or snag for paddlefish.   “The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service requested more information on paddlefish populations...