Greater silver smelt
Method of production - Caught at sea
Capture method - Deep sea trawl
Capture area - North East Atlantic (FAO 27)
Stock area - North East Atlantic
Stock detail - All Areas
Fish type - White round fish
Due to its low productivity, greater silver smelt can only sustain low rates of exploitation. and because of its aggregating behaviour It is particularly susceptible to rapid local depletion. There is limited data available for these fisheries which in some cases have expanded rapidly in response to market demand. Avoid eating.
Greater silver smelt is a benthopelagic deep-water species and lives in schools close to the bottom.
North East Atlantic
Due to its low productivity, geater silver smelt can only sustain low rates of exploitation.
Greater silver smelt is taken as bycatch in targeted fisheries for redfish and in targeted fisheries. Fisheries for this species have expanded rapidly in some areas such as Iceland.
Based on method of production, fish type, and consumer rating: only fish rated 2 and below are included as an alternative in the list below . Click on a name to show the sustainable options available.
ICES Advice 2013, Book 9
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