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Synonyms for alewife

flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams

shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn

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Indeed, our own observations of alewives, many river miles up the Sebasticook River, show that anadromous species are now reaching the upper portions of the watershed.
Reducing impingement of alewives with high frequency sound at a power plant intake on Lake Ontario.
By the 1960s, alewives had become so plentiful that they began dying off by the billions, polluting beaches with tons of rotting fish.
Brown supports her argument with readings from an abundance of primary sources, including jestbooks, collections of proverbs, ballads, and tales and pamphlets covering the "real-life" exploits of scandalous alewives and coney catchers.
The new roughened ramp allows passage not only for Atlantic salmon but also for alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus), blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis), American eel (Anguilla rostrata), rainbow smelt (Osmerus mordax), and American shad (Alosa sapidissima), all of which had largely been eliminated from the upper half of the St.
Clupeids such as the alewife and gizzard shad occur in Lake Erie (ODNR 1999), and alewives have been shown to prey upon Bythotrephes in the Great Lakes (Branstrator and Lehman 1996), so clupeids should most likely consume Cercopagis, which has a similar morphology and ecology.
Alewives (medieval barmaids) are shown naked but for their distinctive headwear, plummeting towards the mouth of hell - represented by a serpent's open jaws - while those who have been good ascend a staircase to heaven.
Within that paradigm of stasis, she traces a series of historical processes which affected the position of women as brewsters and alewives.
At a minimum, exotics may constitute a nuisance, like the alewives that washed up dead and stinking on the beaches of Lake Michigan in the 1970s.
Alewives, six-inch-long relatives of the shad, were once served in taverns along with ale.
The latter are a dietary mainstay for juvenile alewives, bloaters, and perch, which in turn are the forage of large predatory fishes such as salmon and trout.
Local alewives -- both river and blueback herring -- no longer range as far south as South Carolina, and as waters warm, they're entering our local streams earlier each year.
In exploring alternatives, the City and Sappi will specifically focus on ensuring timely and effective fish passage at Saccarappa Falls for blue-black herring, alewives, shad and other species.
and predators sabotage shiners, gobies, and alewives from these vantage points.
Finally, the story of the shad and alewives, and Baker and Vose's milldam on the Neponset River, also examines questions of public trust/common property, but from the perspective of private property in land: its lesson is that such property is subordinate to the public's interest in wildlife.