Content tagged with "paddlefish"

OPERATION ROADHOUSE -- COLORADO MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO ILLEGALLY TRAFFICKING IN PADDLEFISH

Harvested Paddlefish in Boat
MDC is sharing this information as a partner courtesy to the Office of the United States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri. More

Paddlefish

Swimming paddlefish, viewed from left.
A long paddle-shaped snout and a sharklike body characterize this Jurassic-era fish. More

Paddlefish

illustration of big, long-nosed fish
Polyodon spathula
This unusual fish is Missouri’s officially designated aquatic animal. Like a small shark, it nearly lacks scales and has a cartilaginous skeleton; like a baleen whale, it filters its dinner from the water—but no other fish on our continent has a paddle for a snout! More

Paddlefish Action

A snagger rears back on his stout fishing rod, hoping to hook a hefty spoonbill.
A snagger rears back on his stout fishing rod, hoping to hook a hefty spoonbill. More

Paddlefish Caviar Jars

Paddlefish Caviar Jars
MDC and USFWS undercover paddlefish-poaching investigation revealed these jars of processed paddlefish eggs to be used as caviar. More

Paddlefish Caviar Processing

Paddlefish Caviar Processing
MDC and USFWS undercover paddlefish-poaching investigation revealed paddlefish eggs being processed into caviar. More

Paddlefish Eggs From MDC Hatchery

Paddlefish Eggs From MDC Hatchery
Paddlefish eggs from Missouri Department of Conservation fish hatchery operations. More