Atlantic Mackerel

Kavall

Scomber scombrus

Recommended

Caught:

Mid-water trawlers are used to catch this pelagic fish. Since it travels in shoals purse seines are also used. Other methods include trap nets, and gill nets.

Availability:

It is usually available during the summer months.

Facts:

The maximum life span of a mackerel, recorded in the North Sea, is 25 years.

Our suggestion:

The Atlantic mackerel matures quickly and is therefore resistant to fishing pressures. It travels in large shoals meaning fishing for it does not produce a lot of bycatch. Being a pelagic fish means that the fishing methods employed do not cause any damage to the sea bed. fish4tomorrow recommends Atlantic Mackerel for consumption.