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Pilchard Sardina pilchardus Length to 25cm<br />
Shoal-forming fish. Found in open seas, often inshore in summer months. Adult is streamlined, bluish above and silvery on sides and below. Scales are relatively large. Dorsal fin starts in front of pelvic fins. Widespread but rather scarce, mainly in SW; numbers much reduced in recent years due to overfishing.
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Pilchard Sardina pilchardus Length to 25cm
Shoal-forming fish. Found in open seas, often inshore in summer months. Adult is streamlined, bluish above and silvery on sides and below. Scales are relatively large. Dorsal fin starts in front of pelvic fins. Widespread but rather scarce, mainly in SW; numbers much reduced in recent years due to overfishing.

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Date: 10 Apr 2006
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Credit: PAUL STERRY/NPL
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