Alewife

Alewife

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The alewife is a species of herring. There are anadromous and landlocked forms. The landlocked form is also called a sawbelly or mooneye (although this latter name is more commonly applied to Hiodon spp.). The front of the body is deep and larger than other fish found in the same waters, and its common name is said to come from comparison with a corpulent female tavernkeeper ("ale-wife").It was also thought to be the wives of the eels that come up the rivers at the same time. In Atlantic Canada it is known as the gaspereau. More locally, in southwestern Nova Scotia it is called a kiack (or kyack).In the Southeast US, when sold and used as bait, the fish is often referred to as "LY." This fish has, in the past, been used as a baitfish for the lobster fishing industry.show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 4mm | 113g
  • Miss Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136628546
  • 9786136628547