Harvesters' Perspectives on Alewives, Bluebacks, and Eels in Downeast Maine
Maine Sea Grant, NOAA Fisheries
Narrative histories of alewife/blueback herring and American eel fisheries
Downeast Maine, Maine fisheries, Alewives, River Herring
Fishermen and women, by virtue of spending much of their time on the water with hooks, lines, traps, and nets, have intimate knowledge of coastal, marine, and freshwater ecosystems. They know, in detail, the local distribution, abundance, and behavior of the species they harvest, knowledge gained from years of first-hand observations and experimentation with different fishing techniques.
Milliken, Billy; Keene, Julie; Bushey, Randy; and Young, Darrell, "Abundant Elvers" (2014). Maine Sea Grant Video Collection. 4.