The 2022 mackerel season got underway in the first week of January and Denholm Seafoods is already processing fish caught by its boat partners in the sustainable rich waters of the North Atlantic.
The first landing of Atlantic mackerel (scomber scombrus) by ‘MFV Unity’ on 7th January was caught in the fishing area west of Shetland, closely followed by landings by ‘MFV Challenge’ and ‘MFV Taits’.
Denholm Seafoods’ quayside plants will be in full production for the next five weeks, processing the catch into various products to customers’ specifications. Products include whole round, butterfly filleted, headed and gutted mackerel.
Denholm Seafoods recently installed a new quayside fish pump and is an example of the business’ continual investment to maintain the quality of the fish landed at its quayside processing plant.
(Pictured: ‘MFV Taits’ steams at a reduced speed through squally conditions to land its first mackerel catch of the season at Denholm Seafoods’ Peterhead plant.)