SARDINE ( Sardina Pilchardus )

Local nameSARDIÑA
Technical DescriptionLong oval body. Jaws that are equal in length. The back is olive green and the sides silver. The belly is clearer and there is a series of lined markings.
Fishing groundFound along the entire Spanish coast, usually in summer, when they congregate and have a higher fat level.
Fishing techniquesSeine nets or fixed nets (the latter allows the fish to degrease at sea, and is known as the “arte do xeito”.)
PortsBurela, Celeiro and Cariño.
Traditional dishesBarbecued, fried or stewed.