(1) Or you can dangle a hopeful, lazy fishing line over the side of waters so plentiful that even I, the world's worst fisherman, managed to catch a sprat .(2) The catch can consist of eels, cod or sprat but is mainly shrimp and these are sold from Brendon's cottage on the beach.(3) Others say it's the healthy levels of sprat and herring which are providing them with plenty of food.(4) There were other fish swimming around among the dead sprat so there was nothing wrong with the quality of the water.(5) There is no true sprat in Asian waters, although the name sprat is sometimes loosely applied to certain small fish of the herring family which do occur there.(6) Maryland scientists are instead trying to rebuild native oyster stocks by building new beds out of shucked oyster shells and seeding them with native sprat , or baby oysters.(7) On it you feel like a sprat swimming beside a whale.(8) Commercial fishing includes salmon, herring, cod, plaice, crustaceans and mollusks, mackerel, sprat , eel, lobster, shrimp, and prawns.(9) However, they are now firmly identified, at least so far as Britain is concerned, as the fry of various fish of the herring family, but mainly of the herring itself and the sprat .(10) Marinated Baltic sprats were delicate, their sharp briny taste balanced by an accompanying vinaigrette of potatoes, beetroot, onions, dill pickles, eggs, and mayonnaise.(11) They may disappear for a few weeks in August, before returning with a vengeance to gorge on the sprats .(12) I dropped into the water and was immediately surrounded by a swirling shoal of tiny sprats .(13) The crabs, which are natural scavengers, are being fed with dead sand eels and sprats .(14) Clupeid fish, like herring, anchovies, and sprats , can detect sound frequencies up to around 40 kilohertz, way beyond the hearing range of most other fish.(15) This shoal of sprats was found within 2m of the steps at Weasel Loch.(16) As the EU enlarges into the Balkans, the ratio of sprats to sharks will increase.