Mackerel (scomber scombrus)
Our mackerel is caught in a sustainable fishery in the North East Atlantic.
Mackerel are a migratory fish. They are caught by our fishing partners as they enter UK waters north-east of Shetland in the autumn and then again in the new year (January and February) as they travel west of Orkney and Lewis. On being caught they are held in refrigerated seawater tanks so that they arrive at our factory in first class condition. The fishery is sustainably managed through the quota system.
0-200g / 200-400g / 300-500g / 400-600g / 600g+
70g+ / 130-180g
300-500g / 400-600g
Headed and Gutted
(tail on or off)
200 gm+ / 250 gm+ / 300 gm+ / or as required
Hand Cut Fillet
Produced to customer specification
10kg wax cartons
October to February
October to November: 20-24% January to February: 18-22%
FAO 27 in the North East Atlantic