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NOAA Photo Library Image - fizh1404

Alewife fishing - Alewives trapped in wire enclosure in a pond in the brook and are dipped into the unloading box as needed. Farther south in their range, alewives are known as river herring.

Image ID: fizh1404, NOAA's Historic Fisheries Collection
Location: Virginia, Potomac River
Photo Date: 1968 April
Photographer: Bob Williams, BCF
Credit: NOAA Central Library Historical Fisheries Collection

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