Sardina pilchardus / Sardine / Sardine / Sardina/ Сардина европейская / 沙丁魚 / ニシイワシ
Typically found in coastal areas, sardine can form schools of up to 10 million fish and 4 miles long.
Sardine feed on small planktonic animals, and scatter large numbers of pelagic eggs. Pacific sardines grow up to 40 cm, and live to about 13 years.
Sardine can be found across the North Atlantic Ocean at any time of year. Our sardine are harvested in the Central East Atlantic Ocean (FAO area 34).
Sardine is caught with a mid-water pelagic trawl (OTM).
The total sardine catch is:
2010 | 1,245,956 MT
2011 | 1,037,161 MT
2012 | 1,019,457 MT
2013 | 1,001,627 MT
2014 | 1,207,764 MT
2015 | 1,174,600 MT
2016 | 1,281,400 MT
Nutrition values 100g edible weight