The MEAGRE that can attain a large size
has an elongated body, oblique scales, silver
coloured dark back and a large mouth with
several rows of teeth.
It is found in the Northeast Atlantic and Mediterranean,
where it inhabits the entire water
column in areas between 15 and 200 m of
depth. It is migratory and feeds on fish and
crustaceans. It spawns from April to July,
in estuaries and coastal lagoons.
It is fished with gill nets and trammel nets.

It is fished with gill nets and trammel nets.

 

During the breeding season, the
meagre produce a sound similar to a snore,
to attract individuals of the same species to
their spawning grounds. The fishermen use
these sounds to detect shoals and cast
their nets.


Minimum legal catch weight:
42 cm