National Geographic : 1923 Dec
(N.GS. ralnteu uy asluil mvlurayalila ALEWIFE (Pomolobus pseudoharengus) [at top]; HERRING (Clupea harengus) The Alewife, variously known as the Branch Herring, the Blear-eyed Herring, the Wall-eyed Herring, andthe Gaspereau, isfound on our Atlantic coast from the Carolinas northward. The Herring family includes the Sardines, Alewives, Shad, and Menhaden. Clupea harengus isprobably the most important food fish in the world, and is distributed throughout the North Atlantic Ocean. Unlike most fishes, the Herringisparticularly fine-flavored atspawning time.