Garfish

Imsella

Belone belone

Recommended

Caught:

Techniques for garfish fishing in Malta include rod and hand line fishing.

Availability:

Generally more available during the spring, summer, and early autumn.

Facts:

Garfish are light, elongated fish and are easily recognisable by their needle like mouthparts. They feed on smaller fish like herring. They are very lively and try to resist being caught by leaping in an attempt to dislodge hooks.

Our suggestion:

Garfish is usually caught in small amounts by coastal fishermen. Therefore fish4tomorrow recommends it as a green (and tasty) option. fish4tomorrow also emphasises the need for more research so as to assess future populations.</p>