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2. Food from the Hudson River

Centuries ago, the Hudson provided abundant food for Native Americans. Later, European settlers set their tables from the river. Sturgeon, shad, oysters, and other species supported commercial fisheries. Today, anglers along the Hudson are as likely to be fishing for recreation as for food. Overfishing and the legacy of years of pollution have limited commercial fishing and led to health advisories concerning consumption of Hudson River fish.

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Anglers on the Hudson
Recreational fishing on the Hudson River