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Atlantic Herring

Scientific Name: Clupea harengus


  • A cold water fish It is one of the most abundant fish species in the world. North Atlantic herring schools have been  estimated to contain up to 4 billion fish.  Herring are excellent bait for Striped Bass.  They are also used for Tuna bait.
  • Herring is jointly managed in state and federal waters by the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission and NOAA Fisheries in conjunction with the New England Fishery Management Council respectively


Herring Haul

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