alewife

[ US /ˈeɪɫˌwaɪf/ ]
NOUN
  1. flesh of shad-like fish abundant along the Atlantic coast or in coastal streams
  2. shad-like food fish that runs rivers to spawn; often salted or smoked; sometimes placed in genus Pomolobus
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How To Use alewife In A Sentence

  • We were eager to act and be involved in the alewife restoration -- later on with the salmon restoration -- but funds were limited. Q&A, Sandra Millan-Tripp, F&S Hero of Conservation
  • Seems that Lake Michigan gobie population densities are increasing, while alewife and sculpin populations are decreasing, with overall prey fish populations decreasing, affecting salmon, steelhead, and lake trout. Over the years I have seen what was once a florishing ecosystem of fish survive.
  • Fauna: Stockport Flats provides spawning and/or nursery ground for anadromous and freshwater fish species including alewife, blueback herring, American shad, rainbow smelt, striped bass and smallmouth bass. Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve, New York
  • A few of the marine species that return to freshwater to spawn include sea lamprey, Atlantic sturgeon, alewife, Atlantic salmon, and American eel.
  • Me forward!" answered Mrs. Pott; "the cappernoity, old, girning alewife, may wait long enough or I forward it -- She'll not loose the letters that come to her by the King's post, and she must go on troking wi 'the old carrier, as if there was no post-house in the neighbourhood. St. Ronan's Well
  • Seems that Lake Michigan gobie population densities are increasing, while alewife and sculpin populations are decreasing, with overall prey fish populations decreasing, affecting salmon, steelhead, and lake trout. Over the years I have seen what was once a florishing ecosystem of fish survive.
  • We witnessed the alewife spawning migration so many springs, and suddenly the population became depleted. Q&A, Sandra Millan-Tripp, F&S Hero of Conservation
  • Keep in mind that the lake trout are native and the salmon and steelhead were brought in to eat the invasive alewife. Over the years I have seen what was once a florishing ecosystem of fish survive.
  • The NRDC is spearheading an effort to get river herring (shorthand here for blueback herring and alewife) listed as "threatened" under the Endangered Species Act, while the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) showed overwhelming support for new efforts to protect and rebuild the decimated menhaden stock. Peter Hanlon: Little Fish, Big Help
  • In the Connecticut River watershed, the alewife floater (Anodonta implicata) relies on anadromous fishes, American shad (Alosa sapidissima), alewife (Alosa pseudoharengus), and blueback herring (Alosa aestivalis), as hosts. Freshwater mussels in North America - factors affecting their endangerment and extinction
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