Sardine - Sardinops sagax caerulea

Finfish  <<  Sardine

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Sardine,  Sardinops sagax caerulea


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 versatile 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