This place, like many neighboring sea-coast hamlets, was busily engaged in the mackerel and menhaden fishery.
I have already discussed this question at length with reference to the menhaden and mackerel.
When fishing for these in the swift tideways, menhaden bait is used.
Capt. Benjamin Ashby says that they feed on mackerel, herring, whiting, and menhaden.
menhaden were used at an early date as a fertilizer all along the Atlantic coast.
Cascading thousands of menhaden crushed him violently to the floor.
The annual yield of the menhaden oil now exceeded the whale oil (from American fisheries) by about 200,000 gallons.
In all the adjacent waters vast numbers of menhaden are caught.
The menhaden fishing industry continued to grow and to advance with the times.
These fish are believed to have been menhaden, known to naturalists as brevoortia.
kind of herring, 1792, from Algonquian (probably Narragansett) munnawhateaug (noted from 1643), literally "they fertilize," because the abundant little fishes were used by the Indians as fertilizer.