Sardinops sagax caerulea

Seafood « Sardines



San Diego to Canada


Most of the year, with month-long closures

Method of Capture:


Sustainability Consideration:

These lower trophic level fish are in great abundance, are utterly delicious, super-nutritious and healthful, are versaitile and work very well post-freezing. Let us appreciate, respect and enjoy this remarkable treasure by protecting its stocks from being exploited and decimated in conversion to fertilizer and factory farm feed for animals and larger fish, like farmed salmon.

Size Range:

6 to 10 inches

Flavor and Texture:

Deep umami-rich sea flavor and a firm, succulent, juicy texture.

Cooking Tips:

grill, sauté, confit, pickle, smoke, serve raw