Atlantic Mackerel

Scomber Scombrus

Origin: USA/Canada: FAO21 – Europe: FAO27
Size: 200-600g
Ingredients: Mackerel

Available as: Mackerel W/R HGT and Mackerel Flaps

The Atlantic mackerel (Scomber scombrus), is a pelagic schooling species of mackerel found on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean. In the US, the specie is also called Boston Mackerel.
Abundant in cold and temperate shelf areas, it forms large schools near the surface. They overwinter in deeper waters but move closer to shore in spring when water temperatures range between 11–14 °C (52–57 °F).
Fished from Canada to North Carolina the majority of U.S. caught mackerel is harvested from Maine to NJ. Atlantic Mackerel is typically fished using purse seines or trawl nets.
On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, the specie is mainly caught in Scandinavia, Ireland and British waters.

FISHING SEASON

In USA the fishing season is from January through April. Canada is usually fishing from September through November. Scandinavia is fishing from August to November and from January to February Ireland is fishing in February-March and October-November.

FREEZING FORM/PACKING

Mostly available in whole round the fish is also cut in Canada or Europe into butterfly fillets or sold as H&G. Block Frozen usually frozen at land. Packing is customizable and comes in Kg

SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS

Atlantic Mackerel is a wild caught fish. It has a light white meat with a mild taste and soft texture. Its high oil content make it great for smoking, canning & salting.

QUALITY CONTROL/CERTIFICATIONS

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container
Serving size 100

Amount per serving
Calories 205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.89g 18%
Saturated Fat 3.3g 17%
Trans Fat 3.350g
Cholesterol 70mg 24%
Sodium 90mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 0g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 18.6g
Vitamin A 167iu%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 12%
Iron 1.63%

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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