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.