Calories from Fat
Herring fish belong to the genus clupea and family clupeidae. This family is estimated to include around 200 species of fish. Herring fish are relatively small, silver colored fish, which are abundantly found in the temperate waters of the North Pacific and North Atlantic oceans. There are mainly two species of herring, Atlantic herring or Clupea harengus and Pacific herring or Clupea pallasii.
In USA the “winter herring” is caught from November to March and the “summer herring” is caught from May to September.
Mid-summer and December are the ideal time for herring.
Typically herring will vary in size during the year with the majority of the catches falling between 200 and 300
gram, with some production under 200 gram and some over 300 grams.
In USA the “winter herring” is usually between 50-80g (with a fat content between 5-7%)
The “summer herring” is usually between 80-150g (with a fat content between 12-16%)
In Canada and Scandinavia, the fish can reach 500g with a fat content above 20%
Packing weight is customizable
Whole round / Block frozen
Mostly available in whole round the fish is also cut in Canada or Europe into butterfly fillets or sold as H&G
Block Frozen usually frozen at land.