Pacific Sardine Stock Assessment Review Panel meeting to be held February 24-27 in La Jolla, CA

The Pacific Fishery Management Council (Pacific Council) will convene a Stock Assessment Review (STAR) Panel meeting to review the 2020 Pacific sardine stock assessment.  The meeting will be held Monday, February 24, 2020 through Thursday, February 27, 2020.  The meeting will start at 1 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on February 24, and 8:30 a.m. on each […]

Pacific Council News Summer 2019: Coastal Pelagic Species

Coastal pelagic species shorts Proposed sardine rules: On July 1, NMFS published harvest specifications and management measures for the 2019-2020 Pacific sardine fishing year based on Council recommendations at the April 2019 meeting. The biomass estimate of 27,547 metric tons (mt) places sardine in the “overfished” category, meaning the Council and NMFS must develop a […]

Pacific Council News Spring 2019: Coastal pelagic species

Pacific sardine assessment shows stock below overfished threshold The Pacific sardine stock assessment approved in April estimated a biomass of 27,547 metric tons, which is below the minimum stock size threshold of 50,000 mt, which corresponds with the overfished threshold. As a result, NMFS is expected to declare the stock overfished in the near future. […]

Portuguese grilled sardines

Sardines grilled the Portuguese way. Try them with a vinho verde (young white wine) from Portugal. Source: Food & Wine Ingredients 4 3/4-inch-thick slices bread, from a large country loaf 6 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 teaspoon table salt 16 large sardines, cleaned (about 2 pounds in all) 1 tablespoon coarse salt Directions Rinse squid under […]

Calamari salad

Ingredients 1 1/2 lb cleaned squid 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 tablespoon red-wine vinegar 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1-2 large garlic cloves, minced Dried red pepper flakes to taste 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1 small red onion, halved lengthwise, then thinly sliced crosswise (1 cup) 1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives, […]

Fresh sardines napa style

Sardines are managed under the coastal pelagic species fishery management plan. Sardines have been deemed a “nutritional powerhouse” rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, protein, and other nutrients. Fresh local sardines can be purchased from local seafood stores and also from some Asian grocery stores, like Uwajimaya. When buying fresh sardines, conduct the “clock test” to […]