Most scalefish are measured from the nose to the end of the tail. Get your scalefish measuring ruler or sticker at any Service Tasmania outlet.
anchovy, southern anchovy
A small bait fish with a blunt rounded snout protruding beyond a long mouth which extends back behind the eye. The body is greenish above with a broad silver stripe along the side of the body. Similar to Australian sardines and sprats, but usually smaller.
The catch limit applies to the bait fish group which
includes anchovies, hardyheads, sprats and sardines. If beach seine
netting, bunt nets up and empty into the water to return any unwanted
fish. Care must be taken not to target schools as these fish die
quickly when trapped, resulting in wastage.
A coastal schooling fish which commonly enters large estuaries and bays, although sometimes found out to depths of 200m.
Taken using a beach seine, bait or cast net. Anchovies form compact schools and can be detected by the presence of diving birds. Often used as bait by recreational fishers.
Will shed scales and die quickly when taken out of the water so should be chilled rapidly to prevent deterioration.
This species is generally boned, filleted and preserved, packed in either oil or salt. They have many uses as a complex seasoning or flavour component.
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