‘Hollandse Nieuwe’ herring auction in Scheveningen.
epa03751564 A woman eats a herring, a so-called ‘Hollandse Nieuwe’ in Scheveningen, The Netherlands, 19 June 2013, after the auction of the first barrel which official starts the herring season. Herrings are caught between the end of May and the beginning of July in the North Sea near Denmark or Norway, before the breeding season starts. This is because herrings at this time are unusually rich in oils (over 15 per cent) and their roe and milt have not started to develop. EPA/Robin van Lonkhuijsen