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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 Biology - What is a herring?


There are several species of fish in the herring family. Typically, herring are small , streamlined, schooling "planktivores," or plankton-feeders. The nearly 200 true ...

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 ...

Herring or Sardines? - Ask Dr. Weil - DrWeil.com


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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Why herring is good for you | Life and style | The Guardian


May 11, 2013 ... Herring used to be a staple fish in these isles, but it has long since been sidelined by more demure species that are less full-on fishy. That's not ...

Fighting Over Herring—the Little Fish That Feeds Multitudes


Feb 12, 2015 ... Pacific herring stocks are shadows of their former abundance. But the Canadian government wants to reopen fishing off British Columbia.

Herring Facts - Soft Schools


Herring is a marine fish that belongs to the family Clupeidae. This family includes around 200 species of fish. People are most familiar with three species of ...

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herring Oily fish, Clupea harengus; young herrings are sild. Sprat is Clupea sprattus; young are brislings. Pilchard is Clupea pilchardus; young are sardines.

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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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.

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, ...