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Atlantic herring drawing by Arun Inamdar

Herring Clupea harengus (Atlantic herring), also known as ‘silver darlings’, have a long history as an important food fish in Northern Europe, being a staple food source since at least 3000 BC. Herring migrate in large shoals, spawning off the Scottish and Shetland coasts during August and September, off the English coast from August until October, and in the English Channel from November until January. During the Middle Ages, herring prompted the founding of Great Yarmouth, Amsterdam, and Copenhagen.

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