Maintaining Alewife and Blueback Populations
Harvesters' Perspectives on Alewives, Bluebacks, and Eels in Downeast Maine
Maine Sea Grant and NOAA Fisheries
Narrative histories of alewife/blueback herring and American eel fisheries
Downeast Maine, Maine fisheries, Alewives, River Herring
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.
Young, Darrell; Bassett, Ed; Southerland, Jake; and Welch, Rick, "Maintaining Alewife and Blueback Populations" (2014). Maine Sea Grant Video Collection. 3.