Mackerel

Westcoast offers mackerel whole round

Mackerel is a migratory fish, travelling in schools close to the surface. It is an excellent swimmer, and as it has no swimming bladder it is able to dive or rise quick as a flash. Mackerel normally can be up to 50 cm long.

All our Mackerel is brought ashore by fishing vessels using RSW-technology.

The Mackerel season in Norway is from August to March, and fat contect is between 18%-30%.

Most Mackerel winter close to the ocean floor off the coast of south-west Norway, eating ery little during this period. During April - May the mackerel spawn in central parts of the North Sea. Some also travel to the coast of Norway to feed and spawn. The mackerel feeds on small herring and brisling (sprat), and after spawning it becomes what is popularly called autumn mackerel. During August - September it leaves the coast.

The mackerel fry matures quickly so that young mackerel can already be caught in the autumn.

The largest catches of mackerel are taken in the North Sea and the Norwegian Sea, but there are also quite a few along the cost from the Swedish border to Bergen. Mackerel is rare in northern Norway, even thogh it occasionally travels into the Barents Sea.

All our Mackerel is brought ashore by fishing vessels using RSW-technology.

Mackerel Nutrition Facts

Total Fat
Fatty Acids
Omega 3
Protein
Vitamin D
Selenium

The grading of Norwegian Mackerel is usually in terms of sizes:

  • 150 - 250g per piece
  • 200 – 400g per piece
  • 300 – 500g per piece
  • 400 – 600g per piece
  • 600g + per piece
  • Packing 20 kg standard cartons
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