It is a gregarious fish, a tireless migrator and a voracious predator of planktonic animals. It lives both on the water’s surface and at considerable depths.
Its golden line and bright colour are clear signs of freshness. Its meat can be frustrating as it is full of bones, but a little patience in the preparation promises the reward of a delicious flavour. It is also low in cost, making it very popular with Sicilian cooks for fried fish dishes and tasty fish roulades.
Russia has international agreements on fishery cooperation with several West African countries including Morocco, Mauritania, Guinea Bissau, Senegal and Angola.
Year | Landings by all countries in metric tons
|2007 | 380K|
|2008 | 376K|
|2009 | 327K|
|2010 | 376K|
|2011 | 315K|
Nutrition values 100g edible weight
|Water||67.7 g||Total lipid (fat)||9.2 g|
|Calories||165 kcal||Omega-3||2 mg|