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pilchard

Pilchard
Sardinops neopilchardus

Colloquial names: Pillie, sardine, sprat (misidentification)

Used almost entirely as bait in New Zealand, due to the extremely oily nature of the flesh. But this is the same fish that is eaten with gusto in Europe and South America. Average size 10-20cm.

Common Miss-spellings: pillchard, pilchar, pilly

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