Anchovy fillets in olive oil

Small in size, but powerful in flavor - that’s the anchovy. It looks a bit similar to the herring and comes from a large family of about 140 subspecies which you can find all over the world. It eats plankton and young fish and is, like the sardine, a fatty fish. This one in olive oil is a great addition to add more flavor to your sauces and salads.

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Origin

We get our anchovies from the Argentinean beach resort Mar del Plata, the pearl of the Atlantic Ocean. For those who walk beyond the colorful umbrellas on the beaches and the touristy boardwalk in the Argentinean beach village of Mar del Plata, you can find a row of docking stations with bright orange and red fishing boats: the home port to the first MSC-certified anchovy-fishery in the world.

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    Jorge
    Anchovies
    Mar del Plata, Argentina

Fish with a story

Jorge is one of the anchovy-fishermen in Mar del Plata. He's the captain of the boat the "Rafaela". According to Jorge: "To catch the fish, it’s extremely important we use sustainable fishing methods because we want to enjoy seafood now and in the future!"

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Fishing Method

Anchovy-fishermen work with cone-shaped nets which they tie to the back of their boats and pull through the water. Because anchovies swim in compact schools, this method is very selective.

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The fishermen don’t work all year through; in mating season they leave the fish data alone. Not only that, but the nets have also been designed in such a way that the small, young anchovies can swim right through. Keeping the fish population stable all year long.

Straight from the ocean

At Sea Tales we want you to know what the origin is of your fish and what has happened between the catch and your frying pan. We believe that a fully transparent chain makes it easier to choose for fair products - and to enjoy your fish totally guilt-free.

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