COMMERCIAL BAIT

International Marine Industries offers a complete line of bait products to fishing boats and vessel operators worldwide. For product details and specification listings see below.

Argentine Illex (Illex Argentines)

One of the largest commercially fished species of squid, Argentine Illex are caught off the eastern coast of South America using both the jig and trawl applications.

Our Argentine Illex specifications include:

  • Frozen-at-sea for excellent quality product
  • Hand-laid packing for ease of handling
  • Size graded for consistent pack
  • Auto bait or hand bait product
  • Food grade quality, fit for human consumption
  • Argentine Illex
    Domestic Illex (Illex Illecebrosus)

    A commercially important species that live in North Atlantic and Mid Atlantic waters. Domestic Illex are caught from late May through October each year. Product caught early in the season tends to be smaller in size while medium and larger sizes are caught in the summer and fall months.

    Domestic Illex

    Our Domestic Illex specifications include:

  • Frozen-at-sea and land frozen product
  • Size graded for consistent pack
  • Califonia Loligo
    California Loligo (Loligo Opalescens)

    California Loligo squid live in the eastern Pacific Ocean from Baja, Mexico up to Alaska. Approximately 90% of the commercial landings are off the Southern California coast making it the largest fishery in California.

    Our product specifications include:

  • Land frozen product
  • Size graded for consistency
  • Available in 3 pack sizes - 1 lb., 5 lbs., and 25 lbs.
  • Atlantic Herring (Clupea Harengus)

    One of the world's most abundant fish species, Atlantic Herring congregate in massive schools near the coast in the Gulf of Maine and also on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean. Fishermen use the seine and trawl methods to catch the fish. The largest herring are caught during the summer months.

    Atlantic Herring

    Our Atlantic Herring specifications include:

  • Frozen-at-sea and land frozen product
  • Longline and pot applications
  • Size graded for consistent pack
  • Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber Scombrus)

    Atlantic Mackerel are found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. They form large schools that swim near the water's surface.

    Atlantic Mackeral

    Our mackerel product specifications include:

  • Frozen-at-sea and land frozen product
  • Size graded for consistent pack
  • High fat content - ideal for most bait uses
  • Sardines (Sardinops Sagax)

    Sardines are small fish in the herring family that are harvested on both the east and west coasts of the U.S. using the seine fishing method. Sardines are an oily fish that are ideal for many bait applications.

    Sardines

    Our sardine specifications include:

  • Land frozen product
  • Longline and pot applications
  • Fat analysis testing available
  • Other Bait Products

    We offer a wide variety of other bait products to meet seasonal and customer-specific needs.

    – Pogies

    – Racks

    – Red Fish

    – Cod Heads

    – Anchovies

    – Cockles/Clams