However, they are now firmly identified, at least so far as Britain is concerned, as the fry of various fish of the herring family, but mainly of the herring itself and the sprat .
Others say it's the healthy levels of sprat and herring which are providing them with plenty of food.
Commercial fishing includes salmon, herring, cod, plaice, crustaceans and mollusks, mackerel, sprat , eel, lobster, shrimp, and prawns.
On it you feel like a sprat swimming beside a whale.
Or you can dangle a hopeful, lazy fishing line over the side of waters so plentiful that even I, the world's worst fisherman, managed to catch a sprat .
The catch can consist of eels, cod or sprat but is mainly shrimp and these are sold from Brendon's cottage on the beach.
There were other fish swimming around among the dead sprat so there was nothing wrong with the quality of the water.
Maryland scientists are instead trying to rebuild native oyster stocks by building new beds out of shucked oyster shells and seeding them with native sprat , or baby oysters.
There is no true sprat in Asian waters, although the name sprat is sometimes loosely applied to certain small fish of the herring family which do occur there.
However, if the diet is extremely rich in fish oils, for example, herring, mackerel, sardines and sprats , it may not be necessary to take hemp oil as well.