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the general name for small commercial fishes of the family Clupeidae. They belong to the genera Sprattus and Clupeonella. The body measures up to 17 cm long. Species of the genus Clupeonella, in contrast to those of Sprattus, have a sharp keel on their abdomen, and the two terminal rays of their anal fin are elongated. One species of the genus Sprattus, Sprattussprattus, is found in the waters of the USSR; it comprises two subspecies, the Baltic sprat (Sprattus s. balticus) and the Black Sea sprat (Sprattus s. phalerius). Four species of the genus Clupeonella are found in the waters of the USSR—the tiul’ka, or tyulka (Clupeonella delicatula), the anchovy-like tiul’ka (C. engrauliformis), the bigeye tiul’ka (C. grimmi), and the Abrau sardelle (C. abrau). The tiul’ka has two subspecies, the Caspian tiul’ka C. delicatula caspia and the Black Sea tiul’ka C. delicatula delicatula. All sprats move in schools and feed on plankton. The roe are pelagic. Sprats are used as food in smoked, salted, and spiced and salted form; they are also canned (sprats and anchovies in oil).

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Layer half of the onion and potato mixture in the bottom of an ovenproof dish (20 x 30cm), then top with half the sprat fillets placed at even intervals.
6 Smoked sprats and canned smoked sprats (Sprattus sprattus); Smoked Baltic herring less than or equal to 14 cm length and canned smoked Baltic herring less than or equal to 14 cm length (Clupea harengus membras); Katsuobushi (dried bonito, Katsuwonus pelamis); bivalve mollusks (fresh, chilled or frozen); heat treated meat and heat treated meat products sold to the final consumer.
The Patagonian sprat (Sprattus fuegensis) is a small pelagic clupeid with a similar spatial distribution in both the South Pacific and Atlantic Ocean.
Ingredients 2kg (5 medium) floury baking potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced; 4 large cloves garlic, minced; 2 onions, peeled and sliced very thinly; 275ml single cream, 100ml full milk 100ml double cream 2x125g tins Swedish sprats (or 1 tin anchovies), drained 2 handfuls fresh white breadcrumbs A pinch of allspice.
Latvia wanted to better the world's first ever monument to sprats which was put up in Russia.
It includes squid, salmon, sardines, skate, coley, sprats, roe, three types of prawn - gambon, tiger and Greenland - mackerel, turbot, dorada, haddock, cod, sea bass, scallops, lobsters and live crabs.
Sarah Money, of the NTS, said puffins were struggling to find sand eels, herring or sprats.
Feared by the ocean's tinies and dreaded by sprats - their favourite grub - they lie in wait until a startled sprat or surprised sand-eel strays too close and is quickly gulped down.
The Parnu-based frozen food company specializes in filleting and processing freshwater fish, as well as packing other species including Baltic Herring, Sprats, Cod and Eel.
Pike are also on the move, with sprats being the best bait.
Electronic auction: supply of fresh frozen sprats for the needs of the north-caspian branch of the glavrybvod fgbu
Speaker, the consumer has to bear a high price for sprats which is another essential food item.