They can spawn at various times but it’s usual in the early part of the year. They choose intertidal and sub-tidal environments, often on eelgrass or other submerged vegetation. However, they do not die after spawning and can breed in successive years. Their common length is 25 cm.
The Latin name for the species (Clupea pallasii) is named after Peter Simon Pallas, a noted German naturalist and explorer.
Herring stocks in the Bering Sea (called Oliutorshaya Bay herring) are small, although a ban on fishing imposed in 2005 was lifted in 2010.
Year | Landings of Pacific herring by all countries in metric tons
|2003 | 298K||2008 | 284K|
|2004 | 294K||2009 | 306K|
|2005 | 324K||2010 | 331K|
|2006 | 343K||2011 | 397K|
|2007 | 269K|
Composition of food per 100g edible portion
Source: Illustrated Multilingual Guide to the World´s Commercial Coldwater Fish.