It can reach max 20 cm length and forms large schools. Catch by purse seines, beach seines and midwater trawl, can not catch with hook based on it is a small fish. It can tolerance to low salinity waters. It is considerable fatty and delicious fish.
Anchovy that we are used to consume as fresh in Turkey, is consumed as frozen, fresh and processed and also value added all around the world, so it takes the place of convenience food industry. At the same time it is foremost canned and marinated products.