Fact Sheet

One Page Description: Herring Alliance

The ocean waters of New England are among the more diverse and productive in the world. They are home to whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals, an array of marine birds, and economically important fish such as tuna, striped bass, and Atlantic cod. All of these species prey on Atlantic herring, a small fish that plays a critical role in the marine food web.

The Pew Environment Group is leading the Herring Alliance, a coalition of environmental and public interest organizations, to reform the Atlantic herring fishery in ways that will help protect the fishery and the marine ecosystem.

Fact Sheet File: One Page Description: Herring Alliance