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Regular price £9.05 GBP
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Herring is one of the oily fish family and lends itself well to being pickled, salted or kippered.

For centuries across Cornwall, people have enjoyed the summer bounty of herring during the winter months due to these preserving methods.

Herring also boasts some impressive health benefits, as its high in vitamin D and Omega 3s as well as being an amazing source of protein.

Although often preserved, herring can also be eaten fresh in a similar manner to sardines – grilled or barbecued with butter and lemon.

Make sure you use it straight away when fresh, as its oily texture means it has a shorter shelf life than white fish.


  • High in valuable omega 3 fatty acids
  • Caught in southern Cornish waters and landed in Plymouth
  • Available Apr-Dec
  • Cook quickly on the barbecue or grill with butter and lemon

Please note that due to market conditions, sometimes dictated by the weather on rare occasions we may have to send you frozen fish, which could arrive partially-defrosted.

Storage & Preparation 

Fresh fish is best eaten straight away, or within 3 days.

Store in your refrigerator and pack with ice if possible.

To freeze; place the fish straight in the freezer upon delivery - remember that oily fish does not freeze as well as white fish, so be sure to consume within 2 months.

TIP: Write the date on the packaging before freezing.

Do not re-freeze your fish after defrosting.

Origin & Nutrition 


Latin Name Clupea
Caught in local waters Yes
Sea area North East Atlantic
Sub area Sub Area 7:a - k


Nutritional information (per 100g)

Kcal 190
Protein 17.8g
Carbohydrates 0g
Sugars 0g
Fat 13.2g
Saturates 3.3g
Salt 120mg
Warning Contains Fish
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Please be aware that since the acquisition of the Fish For Thought Brand by The Cornish Fishmonger there may be occasions when you receive your order in packaging that is branded The Cornish Fishmonger.