You can find this product directly from local fishermen and some fishmongers in the region.
Also known as ‘growler’ fish, meagre is a typical species of the Picto-Charente coast. This large species can measure up to 2 metres in length and weigh more than 50 kg. It lives both on the seabed and on the surface and generally frequents coastal waters. It feeds on coastal fish whose schools it hunts (mules, sardines, anchovies, sprats and pout). Since February 2001, the industry has been promoting the technique of line fishing through the regional initiative ‘Signé Poitou-Charentes’. This fishing method ensures environmental conservation by respecting local flora and fauna. To safeguard its freshness, the fish is carefully selected (fish brought back alive and not damaged on board the boats). It is immediately processed on board the vessels (filming and icing) and identified by a tag which ensures the individual traceability of the fish (fishing date, name of the boat, place of landing and sale of the fish). La Côtinière, La Rochelle and Royan auctions are committed to this initiative.