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Sardine, European pilchard, sardines

Sardina pilchardus

Fact: same fish - different name depending on size. Young pilchards are often referred to as sardines and are named after the Mediterranean island of Sardinia where they once lived in abundance. They are oily fish with bright silver skins, Read more

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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Drift net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Cornwall
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Ring net
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — England
Stock detail — Cornwall
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Bay of Biscay
Stock detail — VIIIa-b and 8.d
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: two info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Cantabrian Sea and Atlantic Iberian waters
Stock detail — VIIIc, IXa
Certification — Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Rating: three info
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Method of production — Caught at sea
Capture method — Purse seine
Capture area — North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area — Southern Celtic Seas and English Channel
Stock detail — Subarea VII
Rating: four info
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