Mackerel or Atlantic Mackerel (Scomber Scombrus) belongs to the Scombridae family. Blue fish with a high content of Omega-3 fatty acids. Excellent source of proteins. Source of minerals and vitamins.
It is an abundant and highly appreciated fish.
Elongated and slightly compressed body covered with very small scales, eyes protected by a fatty eyelid. Two dorsal fins, small fins (pinnules) near the tail. Blue-greenish in colour, with numerous broad oblique black sinuous lines, very marked, silver-white flanks and belly, without dark spots.
It is an oily fish.
The gears used for fishing this species are trawling and purse seining.
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