Blue Ocean Institute

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Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Sardines – Pacific & Indian Oceans (Iwashi)

Sardines are abundant in most temperate (medium temperature) waters throughout the Pacific and Indian Oceans. They grow rapidly and are important food for many fish, seabirds and marine mammals.

Sardines are caught using purse seines, which cause minimal habitat damage and result in little bycatch.

Full species report here.