I haven't had a chance with Bird Song packed like a sardine can.
The sardine fishery, which might also be important, at present serves mainly for local consumption.
Seraga), a kind of sardine, is taken in great quantities in Lake Scutari; it is salted and smoked for home consumption and exportation.
Besides the above, Boulogne, the most important fishing port in the country, Calais, Dieppe, Concarneau, Douarnenez, Les Sables dOlonne, La Rochelle, Marennes and Arcachon are leading ports for the herring, sardine, mackerel and other coast-fisheries of the ocean, while Cette, Agde and other Mediterranean ports are engaged in the tunny and anchovy fisheries.
Sardine preserving is an important industry at Nantes and other places on the west coast.
Parts of the island are fertile, and the cultivation of vines, and the tunny and sardine fishery, also give employment to a part of the population.
Of sea-fish there are many varieties, the tunny, the sardine and the anchovy being commercially the most important.
Anchovy and sardine fishing (the products of which are reckoned among the general total) are also of considerable importance, especially along the Ligurian and Tuscan coasts.
Among the most important are the robalo (Labrax), an exquisite food fish, the tunny, eel, Spanish sardine and mangua.
The number of cod is still further reduced by the trade carried on in roe, large quantities of which are used in France as groundbait in the sardine fishery, while it also forms an article of human food.
The alfa and cork industries employ large numbers of persons, as do also the sardine, anchovy and tunny fisheries.
Wine, fruit, cork, baskets and sumach are exported in small coasting vessels; there are important sardine and tunny fisheries; and boats, sails and cordage are manufactured.
Among the fish may be mentioned the tunny, dolphin, mackerel, sardine, sea-bream, dentice and pagnell; wrasse, of exquisite rainbow hue and good for food; members of the herring family, sardines, anchovies, flying-fish, sea-pike; a few representatives of the cod family, and some flat fish; soles (very rare); Cernus which grows to large size; several species of grey and red mullet; eleven species of Triglidae, including the beautiful flying gurnard whose colours rival the angel-fish of the West Indies; and eighteen species of mackerel, all migratory.
The sprat, pilchard or sardine and shad are species of the same genus.
Auray is one of the chief centres in France for oyster-breeding, and carries on boat-building and sardine-fishing.
Ajaccio has small manufactures of cigars and macaroni and similar products, and carries on shipbuilding, sardine-fishing and coral-fishing.
The majority of these are employed in the sardine and tunny fisheries.
Colonial development was fostered, and the commercial dependence of Portugal upon induced the king to marry Maria Sophia de Neuberg, Great Britain was reduced, by the formation of chartered companies, the first of which (1753) was given control of the Algarve sardine and tunny fisheries.
There are manufactories of olive oil, but the chief industry is sardine fishing, largely in the hands of Italians.
Rovigno is the principal centre of the Austrian tunny and sardine fishery.
Sardine is another name for the same fish, which on the coast of Britanny and Normandy is also called celan or celeren.
In the Mediterranean the sardine does not exceed 71 in.
Clupea scombrina is the "oil sardine" of the east coast of India.