European sprat

The majority of Brisling sardines that are sold to the public are harvested off the coasts of Norway and Scotland.

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Description: European sprat (Sprattus sprattus is a small marine fish resembling herring. It is 10 do 20 cm long, has silvery gray scales and white-gray flesh. European sprat is a good source of many vitamins and has approximately 12% of fat in its flesh. More

Sprattus sprattus (Linnaeus, 1758) - European sprat, sprat Direct Children: More

harengus) and European sprat (Sprattus sprattus) have a considerable commercial importance in Europe. In fact, plaice and sole are the main target species for the European beam-trawl-fishery. More

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Order : Clupeiformes
Family : Clupeidae
Genus : Sprattus
Species : Sprattus sprattus
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758