Maintaining Alewife and Blueback Populations

Title

Maintaining Alewife and Blueback Populations

Series Title

Harvesters' Perspectives on Alewives, Bluebacks, and Eels in Downeast Maine

Identifier

MEU-V-14-001

Files

Link to Video

Creator

Maine Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries

Video Editor

Julia Beaty

Producer

Julia Beaty

Creation Date

7-30-2014

Duration

00:02:17

Geographic Focus

Downeast Maine

Topics

Narrative histories of alewife/blueback herring and American eel fisheries

Keywords

Downeast Maine, Maine fisheries, Alewives, River Herring

Summary

Alewives and blueback herring are two ecologically and economically important species that can be found in Downeast Maine's rivers. Alewives and blueback populations face many threats but commercial harvesters and other dedicated community members are working to restore and maintain healthy fish populations in Downeast Maine’s rivers. This video showcases some of their perspectives.

This video was produced as part of an oral history project carried out by Maine Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries in the spring of 2014 with financial support from NOAA’s Preserve America Initiative.

Comments

A project of Maine Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries With funding from NOAA's Preserve America Initiative. This project led to an expanded survey of alewife/blueback herring harvesters along the Atlantic Coast.

Maintaining Alewife and Blueback Populations

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