When it comes to looks, the anchovy is similar to the herring and sardine, it’s part of a large family of fish of over 140 subspecies which can be found all over the world. You can recognize it by its small body, protruding head, big eyes and the red-greyish color of its fish meat. Not sure if you’re looking at a herring, sardine or anchovy? Then there’s no other solution than to taste it: herrings and sardines taste a bit milder than the anchovy.

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Engraulis anchoita
Length: 4 - 7 inches
Weight: 1,4 - 1,7 ounces
Food: plankton
Family of the herring
Nice and salty from canning

Our anchovy products

Having a can of anchovy in your pantry always comes in handy. Whether you go for the pure kind in olive oil or the rolled ones with capers, you can count on awesome flavors.

Anchovy fillets in olive oil

Anchovy fillets in olive oil with capers

Anchovy fillets in olive oil (glass jar)

Anchovy paste

Our anchovy fisheries

Globally there are only two MSC-certified anchovy fisheries - one in Spain and one in Argentina. Both work closely with Sea Tales, so honest anchovies are guaranteed. Mar del Plata is the home port to the first MSC-certified anchovy-fishery in the world. Getaria, our anchovies fishery in Spain, was the first in Europe to become MSC-certified.

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    Mar del Plata, Argentina
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    Getaria, Spain