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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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26) The Good Fellows Consideration includes a stanza that echoes the landlady's abrupt refusal of credit in The Alewives Invitation to Married-Men:
WALLEYE CONNECTION: Dense schools of alewives are a major food source for large predators such as walleyes, trout, and salmon, and an abundance of alewives can make it tough for anglers to compete.
Reducing impingement of alewives with high frequency sound at a power plant intake on Lake Ontario.
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.
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.
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.
Fish make good fertilizer and the beach is loaded with dead Alewives.
However, if we look at what alewives charged and at the fines they had to pay, we realize that there is a connection between the price of a gallon and the amount of the amercement, although such a connection varied over time.
Alewives feed primarily upon zooplankton in Class 2 and 3 lakes (76% and 59%), with little reliance on Mysis but some consumption of zoobenthos.