Courtesy Mendel Nun

To market, to market, fishermen bring their haul of Kinneret sardines, the smallest commercially important fish in the Sea of Galilee. The sardine accounts for more than half of the yearly catch from the lake. Pickled, this fish constituted an important part of the diet of those who lived by the sea in ancient times. The pickling industry was located in Magdala, the home of Mary Magdalene, on the western shore of the sea.