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).
Composition of food per 100g edible portion
Annual catch of Pacific sardine has been as follows:
2010 | 205,231 MT
2011 | 318,447 MT
2012 | 268,622 MT
2013 | 360,127 MT
2014 | 347,118 MT
2015 | 460,229 MT
2016 | 529,477 MT
2017 | 644,000 MT
2018 | 697,300 MT
2019 | 767,400 MT
2020 | 591,000 MT E
Source: FAO, PFF