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Mackerel (Scomber scombrus)
  • Caught in the North Atlantic from June - September
  • Product type: Whole frozen and H/G. Block frozen and IQF
  • Catching area: FAO 27

Mackerel (Scomber scombrus) can reach up to 60 cm in length. It's most common size is between 35-45 cm. Mackerel shows signs of being a strong swimmer, it's got a rakish body thickest in the middle with narrow head and tail. It's most common color variation is having a green or blue back with 30-35 dark wavy stripes lengthwise the back. The underbelly is white and pearly.

The Mackerel is found in the Mediterranean sea, Black sea and the North Atlantic Ocean from Madeira and Azora islands up to the northern coast of Norway. For the past year it has migrated into the Icelandic fisheries jurisdiction incident to increasing warmth in the ocean surrounding the country. It is believed that over a million tons of Mackerel migrated to the Icelandic fisheries jurisdiction in the summer of 2010.



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