Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
Alewives are sea-run, or diadromous, fish that spend most of their lives in the Atlantic Ocean but return as adults to coastal rivers in spring to spawn in freshwater streams and ponds. This article in Maine Boats, Homes, & Harbors magazine discusses the natural and cultural history of Maine's native runs of alewives and other sea-run fish.
Schmitt, Catherine V., "Alewives: Feast of the Season" (2008). Maine Sea Grant Publications. 18.
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