Sardines (or pilchards) are small fish that grow up to a maximum of 25cm. They are commonly eaten canned or fresh. The sardines caught by purse seiners are mostly 10 and 20 cm in size, with the smaller size being well suited to the canned market, and the larger size to the fresh fish market.
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Certified sustainable sardine fisheries
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