Recommended servings per month
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- 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 revive the Atlantic herring fishery, and populations of these herring appear to be on the rise.
- Alewife, or river herring, were abundant in the late 1950s, but habitat loss and overfishing drastically reduced stocks.
- Pacific herring are highly prized for their roe (eggs) in Asia. Populations appear to be a fraction of what they used to be.