Spanish Sardine

Spanish Sardine

Scientific Name: Sardinella aurita
Catch Location: U.S. Gulf of Mexico
Catch Method: Purse Seine

Lab Analysis:
  Moisture Pct.: 60.24
  Protein Pct.: 15.2
  Total Fat Pct.: 21.56
  Total Ash Pct.: 3
  Carbs Pct.: 0
  Calories Cal/100g: 254.8


Sardines (Sardinella aurita) are a wild caught product off the Gulf Coast of Florida. Catch date is between April and July. They reproduce rapidly and school in coastal waters from the shore to the edge of the shelf. Sardines feed mainly on zooplankton, especially copepods. They are a highly migratory, prolific species with populations extending across most coastal areas of the Atlantic Ocean. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch has not issued a rating for Spanish Sardines.

All Spanish Sardines provided by Bionic Zoo & Aquarium are caught with a purse seine and pumped into onboard chill tanks using a fish vacuum. Next, they are immediately transported back to a state of the art, HACCP approved packing facility where they are directly placed into their appropriate packaging and blast frozen. Upon completion of freezing, the seafood is transported to either a storage facility or directly to the customer on trucks maintaining 0° F to -10° F, which is the same temperature standard used throughout the entire process from initial freezing to delivery to the customer.