An alewife n (here: Alosa pseudoharengus).
1884 U.S. Fish Comm. Bulletin for 1884 4.61 MD, The Branch or Blear-eyed herring is so called from its peculiar eye, which looks as if it had been seriously injured a month or so ago and was just healing. 1996 Horton Island Out of Time 73 Chesapeake Bay MD, A lot of stuff in this marsh, I can’t tell you the right names of—wops, bye-bye bunkers, pennywinkles, blare-eyed herring—those are our names for them.