Naturally, Lattara's location encouraged fishing – during the first centuries of occupation, bream and bass were very sought after. Starting in the second century BCE, mullet and members of the Sparidae family (black seabream, white seabream, etc.) were more popular. Between the first century BCE and the first century CE, consumption of eels increased, and the popular species included sardines, mackerel, and anchovies. Shellfish were also favorites: studies carried out on remains from between 400 and 200 BCE show that mussels, cockles, clams and scallops were part of the local diet.