When Picard can boast that the tacaud
in its Marmite de Poisson (Saucepan of Fish) is caught off the Port of Bassin, that its mussels are from Barfleur and that its scallops are from Granville, that is cause for celebration.
acutus stranded on the coast of northern Europe have contained otoliths of blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou), tacauds
(Trisopterus spp.), horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus), pilchard (Sardina pilchardus), sand lances, pollock (Pollachius virens), whiting (Merlangius merlangus), haddock, gobies (Gobiidae), dragonet (Callionymidae), and argentine (Argentina sphyraena), (Desportes, 1985; Rogan et al., 1997; Santos et al., 1995 (1), 1996 (2)).