Sardinops melanostictus / Sardinops du Japon /Pilchard / Sardina oceanica / Сардина иваси / 太平洋沙丁鱼 / マイワシ
Pacific sardine reaches maximum length of 30 cm and weight of 140 gr. Lifespan about 8 years.
Coast pelagic and migratory, pacific sardine forms large schools. Pacific sardine prefers warm waters (8-20°), i.e. its habitat area varies depending on a season. Under extreme conditions when the temperature drops rapidly down to 5-6°within a couple of hours pacific sardine may perish in big quantities.
We catch our Pacific sardine in the South Kuril Islands, all year-round, FAO area 61.
Pacific sardine is caught with mid-water pelagic trawl (OTM).
Annual catch of Pacific sardine has been as follows:
2010 | 1,326,378 MT
2011 | 1,309,141 MT
2012 | 1,269,642 MT
2013 | 1,259,861 MT
2014 | 1,397,453 MT
2015 | 1,484,780 MT
2016 | 1,598,950 MT
Composition of food per 100g edible portion