Herring

Clupea harengus

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Baltic
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Found in the North-east Atlantic from the Barents Sea southwards to the western Iberian Peninsula. Also found around Iceland, Greenland and in the Baltic Sea.

ECOLOGY

Pelagic fish which gather in large shoals present in shallow waters all the way down to 200 m. It is a facultative planktivorous species feeding mainly on copepods.

FISHERIES

Mainly caught using pelagic trawls, purse seines, and drift nets.

DID YOU KNOW

Herrings swim in large schools that can consist of billions of individuals making it the most captured fish species of the European fleet.