Ducamar Spain S.L.U. 

C/Heros 16

48009 Bilbao
Bizkaia / Spain


Tel.: +34 946 545 835

Fax.: +34 851 000 773 

ducamar@ducamar.com

Atlantic Mackerel

Scomber scombrus

Latin Name: Scomber scombrus

Family: Scombridae

Fishing Location: FAO 27 – North Spain

Catching Season: February - Abril

Catching Method: Long-Lining, Purse seining, Trawling

Freezing Method: Block Frozen, Brine Frozen

Forms:

  • W/R - Whole Round

  • W/G - Whole Gutted

  • HG+T - Headed Gutted + Tailed

  • Butterfly Fillets / Flaps

  • Mackerel Heads

Size: W/R: 2/3 (330-500grs), 3/4 (250-330grs), 4+ -250grs)

Butterfly Fillets: from raw whole fish 3/4 or 4/5 pieces/kg

Headed Gutted: from raw whole fish 2/3 or 3/4 pieces/kg

Whole Gutted: from raw whole fish 3/5 or 5/7 pieces/kg

 

The Mackerel is one of the most popular specie of the Atlantic ocean. The Atlantic Mackerel overwinters in deeper waters and moves closer to shore in spring. A medium-sized female has between 300 000 and 400 000 eggs per season and increases with size, spawning occurs in batches and maturity is at an age of 2 or 3 years. The maximum lenght is 50cm. Juvenile Atlantic mackerel feed on zooplankton, small fish and crustaceans. Mature mackerels are caught by tunas, sharks and dolphins. The Atlantic Mackerel is schooling pelagic specie with very high content of Omega 3.

  • United Kingdom: Atlantic Mackerel

  • Spain: Verdel , Caballa

  • France: maquereau commun , maquereau

  • Germany: Makrele , Gemeine Makrele

  • Portugal: Sarda

  • Poland: Makrela

  • Canada: Mackerel ,  Maquereau

  • Denmark: Almindelige ,  Makrel

  • Egypt: Scomber

  • Finland: Makrilli

  • Greece: Scoubri

  • Iceland: Makrill

  • Italy: Lacerto ,  Macarello , Sgombro

  • Malta: Pizzintun

  • Monaco: Cugüu

  • Morocco: Kabaila

  • Netherlands: Gewone makreel , Makreel

  • Norway: Makrell

  • Romania: Macrou

  • Sweden: Makril

  • Tunisia: Sqoumri

  • USA: Atlantic mackerel

  • Russia: Atlanticheskaya skumbriya , Skumbriy