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menhaden:

see herringherring,
common name for members of the large, widely distributed family Clupeidae, comprising many species of marine and freshwater food fishes, including the sardine (Sardinia), the menhaden (Brevoortia and Ethmidium), and the shad (Alosa).
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DNRECs Division of Fish & Wildlife will host an Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) public hearing on a proposed amendment to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Atlantic Menhaden at 6 p.
Menhaden (Family Clupeidae, Genus Brevoortia) are high fecundity, filter-feeding marine teleost fish that are considered to be one of the most economically and ecologically important species in North America [1].
Bait was prepared by measuring an equal amount of cut bait menhaden (200g) into the bait compartment of each trap.
These species are further classified into two general groups, the small-scaled and large-scaled menhadens.
The purse-seine reduction fisheries for Atlantic menhaden are well-documented (Nicholson, 1975; Smith, 1991) and stock assessments are conducted regularly as prescribed in the Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for the species (ASMFC, 2001).
Laboratory studies suggest that other bay fish, such as Atlantic menhaden, are susceptible to multiple species of mycobacteria (6) similar to the variety of types isolated from infections in wild striped bass (2-4).
Gulf menhaden (Brevoortia patronus) spawn in offshore marine waters and juvenile development occurs in nearshore nursery areas.
During fall and winter Atlantic menhaden migrate south around the North Carolina capes, and support a temporal segment of the purse-seine fishery called the Fall Fishery (Smith et al.
Large and small Bluefish also consumed a variety of fishes--Atlantic Menhaden (0.