Herring

Herring

Clupea Harengus

Primary Source(s): Gulf of Maine

Season: Year Round

Trawl Nets, Seines, Inshore Weirs

Atlantic herring caught in the U.S. Atlantic with purse seines is a "Best Choice." The stock is healthy, management is effective and bycatch and habitat impacts are a low concern.

Atlantic herring caught in the U.S. Atlantic with midwater trawls is a "Good Alternative." The midwater trawl fishery catches unknown amounts of alewife, blueback and American shad, three overfished species that are collectively referred to as river herring.