TITLE

Alewife

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Alewife, a silvery fish of the herring family, found primarily in the Atlantic Ocean. Alewives are also found in some lakes of eastern North America and in the Great Lakes. They may reach 8 to 12 inches (20-30 cm) in length. In the spring, the fish leave the sea and swim upriver to spawn. At this time they are netted by fishermen. Alewives are sold smoked, salted, or canned.
ACCESSION #
37309782

 

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