Physically, the Cantabrian AnchoviesAnchovy is a small fish that lives approximately 3 or 4 years and can reach a size of about 20 cm, with a silver coloured belly and bluish grey dorsal area. The Anchovy is a migratory fish. Its name in Latin is “Engraulis” and depending on the region it was caught the colour and quality of the meat varies. At Conservas Serrats, we only use anchovies of the highest quality, the “Engraulis Encrasicholus”, caught in the Bay of Biscay and the Mediterranean Sea during its peak season, from the month of April through the month of June. Although they usually live at a depth over 100 meters, during the spring and summer they rise to the surface of the ocean to reproduce creating their fishing season. During this time they have a higher fat content and as a result a better flavour.