Who Harvested This Fish? Ría de Arousa Fleet

Ría de Arousa Fleet

This inshore artisanal fleet uses a small-scale harvesting method, called Xeito in Galician, involving curtains of netting suspended by a system of floats and weights to catch sardines. The fishermen work from small boats fitted with outboard motors. Your sardines were caught by the following captains and fishing vessels (F/V): ...

Ría de Arousa Fleet

WHAT IS THIS FISH? European Sardine

European Sardine

Common names: Pilchard

The European sardine is a migratory, ocean-dwelling fish that can be found in the Northeast Atlantic from the North Sea southward to Bay de Gorée, Senegal. It can also be found in the Mediterranean, the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. These fish form in schools at depths between 25 ...
European Sardine

HOW WAS IT HARVESTED? Sardine Gill Net

Sardine Gill Net

This fishery uses curtains of netting suspended by a system of floats and weights to catch sardines. The fine netting is almost invisible so sardine unwittingly get caught in the mesh.

Sardine Gill Net

WHO PROCESSED IT? Fish4Ever

Fish4Ever

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Food Info European Sardine


TASTING NOTES

  • Colour: whitish 
  • Texture: delicate small flakes
  • Flavour: Small pilchards have a delicate flavor while larger pilchards have a fuller, oilier flavor. 
  • Perfect serve: Grill them of course! Grilled over charcoal with olive oil lemon and salt is all you need.
HOW TO CHOOSE A QUALITY EUROPEAN SARDINE