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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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All captured adult alewife (n=1707) and blueback herring (n=1159) were counted and measured, and their sex was determined.
"I'm honored to accept the ENR Newsmaker award for the entire Alewife team," says Struzziery.
In Lake Michigan, food sources for the now-important alewife as well as for the whitefish and perch, two native fish species that are still hanging on in the lake, began to disappear.
Among the most trouble some invaders are sea lamprey, alewife, smelt, and zebra mussels.
For instance, within months after the 1999 destruction of the 7-m-tall Edwards Dam on the Kennebec River near Augusta, Maine, people sighted striped bass, alewife, Atlantic salmon, and Atlantic sturgeon upstream of the dam site.
Of the total of 21 extensively coastal species, 12 forms (i.e., the shortnose sturgeon, Atlantic sturgeon, American eel, blueback herring, hickory shad, alewife, American shad, rainbow smelt, Atlantic tomcod, white perch, striped bass; and white catfish, Figure 43) are or have been commercially and/or recreationally important, primarily as food for humans.
Brown maintains that "[i]n the brief moment of a jest, a humble alewife can get the better of an educated and far more powerful man" (75).
In turn, restoring healthy alewife populations promises to provide multiple benefits.
and Alewife Land Corporation (collectively, Grace) owns a 29-acre parcel of land in the North Cambridge area of Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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)).
"Thank God there is someone in the race with something to say," a thirtysomething woman tells Reich as he buttonholes commuters at the Alewife T station outside Boston.
Blueback and alewife herring, shad, and other migratory fish spend four to five years in the Chesapeake Bay or Atlantic Ocean before returning to spawn, but the many sewer lines, dams, and fords constructed over the last century have greatly diminished available habitat and increased competition for that which remains.