A species of fish of interest to humans chiefly as the prey of more valuable game fish.
- Alewives are considered a forage fish and have many predators.
- Traps should be checked daily and desirable fish released and forage fish removed for disposal.
- Depending on market prices the fish meal portion is usually from forage fish or poultry by-products (including feathers), and blood meal (with maize, soya or wheat) is used as a binder or filler.
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