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Herring are forage fish, mostly belonging to the family Clupeidae. Herring often move in large schools around fishing banks and near the coast. The most ...

herring | fish | Britannica.com


Species of slab-sided northern fish belonging to the family Clupeidae (order Clupeiformes). The name herring refers to either the Atlantic herring (Clupea ...



The herring is a fish of open waters, [page 89] traveling as a rule in schools of hundreds or thousands; single fish are seldom seen, or even small companies of a ...

Pacific Herring Uses, Alaska Department of Fish and Game


Uses of Pacific herring in Alaska such as hunting, fishing, viewing, subsistence and other commercial uses.

Herring Vs. Sardines and the Benefits | Healthy Eating | SF Gate


Herrings and sardines are so similar that herrings are often canned and labeled as sardines. Both types of fish are good sources of vitamin D and zinc, but ...

Maryland Fish Facts - Department of Natural Resources

dnr2.maryland.gov/Fisheries/Pages/Fish-Facts.aspx?fishname=Alewife and Blueback Herring

Alewife and blueback herring are collectively termed "river herring" and can be difficult to distinguish from one another. Both alewife and blueback herring are ...

Herrings - NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation


Unusual among other New York freshwater fish, herring are anadromous, meaning they spend the bulk of their lives in the ocean and only return to freshwater to ...

Herring or Sardines? - Ask Dr. Weil


Jul 18, 2011 ... There's not a big difference between sardines and herring. In fact, "sardine" means "small fish." (The fish in question were named after Sardinia, ...

Herring Headache: The Big Obstacles To Eating Small Fish In ... - NPR


Feb 29, 2016 ... Chefs and environmentalists have been promoting the benefits of eating fish lower down the food chain. But San Francisco's herring fishery ...

The Herring


The herring is a pelagic fish, and may be found anywhere between 2 and 400 m below the surface of the sea. The female herring lays its eggs on the sea bed, ...

Atlantic Herring
Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Clupeiformes Family: Clupeidae Genus: Clupea
Species: Clupea harengus
Older references of Atlantic herring indicate that populations may move between different coastal regions after a number of years, disappearing off the coast of Norway, while showing up on the shores of Germany. This process... More »
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Herring Biology - What is a herring?


Herring are silvery fish with a single dorsal fin, no lateral line, and a protruding, ... Note that the much larger tarpon and wolf herring are provided with ...

Herring | Seafood Selector


These small fish swim in large schools and are related to shads, sardines and menhadens. Strong joint management between the U.S. and Canada helped ...

SCDNR - Fish - Species - Blueback herring


Blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis) - Native. Description: (Anatomy of a Fish) The blueback herring has a bluish color on the upper side of its body with silver on ...