Mackerel

About Mackerel

The Atlantic mackerel is easily recognized by its round, beautifully streamlined body, filled with irregular bands of metallic green and blue along the back. This fast swimming fish have to move constantly as they “breathe” by a method known as ram ventilation, which requires a constant flow of water across the gill surfaces.

 

 

 

Cathing method
Purse seine, trawl and hooked.

Product Characteristics

Gradings/Whole round fish:
600 grams up/400-600 grams/300-500 grams/200-400 grams.

Alternatively: Gradings according to buyer specifications.

Packing styles:
Hand laid/Semi-hand laid/Jumble pack

Carton-size:
10kgs/20kgs

Fat Content

Month Percentage
 January 25 – 27%
 March 18 – 20%
 August 30 – 32%
 December 26 – 30%

Nutrition facts
The mackerel is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, and is an important source of vitamins a, d and b12.

Freezing Methods

Blast-frozen as whole round/ Butterfly-fillets/ Single fillets/ headed-gutted. Vertical plate frozen at sea.

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