The alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus
) and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis), collectively called river herring, were once important target species of commercial and recreational fisheries along the Atlantic coast of the United States and Canada.
Influence of stocking history on the population genetic structure of anadromous alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus
) in Maine rivers.
The constables also have served as herring (alewife), Alosa pseudoharengus
, wardens if herring runs are present in their towns.
Effects of the spawning migration of the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus
, on freshwater ecosystems.
The effect of fish predation on the zooplankton of ten Adirondack lakes, with particular reference to the alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus
. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 100:325-335.
Also, similar to this study, spottail shiner have been reported to consume fish eggs, including Alosa pseudoharengus
(alewife) (Edsall, 1964) and eggs of their own species (Smith and Kramer, 1964).
A comparison of the scale and otolith methods of ageing alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus
) and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis).
Nutrient Loading by Anadromous Alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus
Young-of-year rainbow smelt are often caught in high numbers in the western portion of the central basin of Lake Erie (that is, 184 individuals caught per hour trawling (CPHT) in October monitoring by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (1999), as compared to 1.1 and 2.3 CPHT for the zooplanktivorous alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus
) and gizzard shad (Dorosoma cepedianum)).
Anadromous fish that are benefitting as a result are alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus
), American shad (Alosa sapidissima), hickory shad (Alosa mediocris), Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus), striped bass (Morone saxatilis), and an endangered species, the shormose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum).
Common Name Scientific Name Alewife Alosa pseudoharengus
American plaice Hippoglossoides platessoides Atka mackerel Pleurogrammus monopterygius Atlantic cod Gadhus morhua Atlantic herring Clupea harengus Atlantic mackerel Scomber scombrus American shad Alosa sapidissima Capelin Mallotus villosus Eulachon Thaleichthys pacificus Flatfish Pleuronectidae/Bothidae Haddock Melanogrammus aeglefinus Hake (red or white) Urophycis spp.
americana) larvae, and also larvae of alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus
) (overlap = 0.71-0.93).
Juveniles of the freshwater white sucker (Catostomus commersoni) and clupcids (mostly the anadromous alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus
) were far more abundant in the upper half of the study reach (0.5, 1.3, and 2.7 kin), than in the lower (3.6 and 4.5 kin).
Test crabs were held in deck tanks until needed, and were fed chopped pieces of partially frozen alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus
) until 24 hours before being placed in the experiment.
These included three clupeids (Alosa pseudoharengus