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alewife:

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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alewife

[′āl‚wīf]
(vertebrate zoology)
Pomolobus pseudoharengus. A food fish of the herring family that is very abundant on the Atlantic coast.
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The wetland, planted with over 124,000 native plants, is a safe haven for migrating birds and the alewife and blueback herring, both threatened species.
A comparison of the scale and otolith methods of ageing alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus) and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis).
Lethal and preferred temperatures of the alewife (Alosa pseudoharenggus) in Lake Michigan.
The Emerald Shiner is most common in large rivers and along the shores of Lake Michigan; but they became scarce in Lake Michigan in the 1960s, perhaps due to the explosion in Alewife numbers (Smith 1979; Laird & Page 1996).
Besides lake whitefish, preyfish species such as alewife, sculpin, and bloater have also been impacted.
Exclusion of adult alewife, Alosa pseudoharengus, using low-frequency sound for application at water intakes.
The jest book persona Long Meg of Westminster--later subject of an anonymous play--belongs in this tradition of strong female roles, as does the legendary alewife Mother Bunch.
McIntosh enlarges our view of the categories of women's work to include taking in boarders, caring for the sick and aged, extending credit, or acting as consumers by incorporating evidence from the equity courts to elucidate aspects of women's income-producing activities often overlooked in earlier works, which have concentrated on occupational categories such as alewife, prostitute, or nun.
The yearly stocking of Lake Michigan with hatchery-born salmon solved the alewife problem and created a sport fishing paradise.
The Lake Huron fishery has been depleted from over-fishing, destruction of spawning grounds, and the introduction of exotic species (lamprey eel, alewife, smelt) that compete with species native to the lake.
Before the gulling process begins, however, Toby argues with Dame Hacket, the local alewife, over the payment of his bill.
With that blast, American shad, blueback herring, and alewife migrating from the Atlantic through the Chesapeake Bay could move into 106 more miles of potential spawning habitat upstream of the dam.