Herring

Order: 
Clupeiformes
Family: 
Clupeidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated and oval body with ventral carina. Large, thin, slightly descending scales. Head without scales. Smooth gill operculum, eyes with transparent eyelids and prominent lower jaw. Dorsum is deep blue, and silver belly.

International Designations

Germany: 
Hering
France: 
Hareng
Italy: 
Aringa
Portugal: 
Arenque
UK: 
Herring
Japan: 
Nishin
Fishing gears: 
Purse seines
FAO code: 
HER
Scientific name: 
Clupea harengus
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
1507586
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC