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Tasty Sardines from the market leader.

We want our sardines to have a fantastic flavour and a great taste and texture, so it’s not just where we catch them that’s a factor, it’s when we catch them that matters too. That’s why we fish for them between April and December when their fat content is high and their quality’s at its best. They range in size from 10-30cm and are found in the waters off France, Spain, Morocco and Portugal.

All the sardines are caught at night, not because we use the darkness to sneak up on them but because that’s when they come to within 15-35 metres of the surface to feed on plankton.

Once landed most of the fish are quickly transported to our canning site in Portugal before being shipped to you. Actually, ‘canning site’ doesn’t really do it justice. It is a fascinating, exotic place that not only does a great job, but is a beautiful location too. Just what you’d expect from John West, the market leader in sardines.

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