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Atlantic Herring
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The Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) is one of nearly 200 herring species in the family Clupeidae. One of the most important and abundant fish in Gulf of Maine, the Atlantic herring has provided food and lobster bait for coastal communities and forms a critical link between plankton and the animals that prey on herring. Current research in the Gulf focuses on population dynamics.
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Funded by the Maine Sardine Council, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and Stinson Seafood, Inc.