Scomber scombrus / Maquereau commun /
Makrele / Sgombro / Скумбрия атлантическая/
Streamlined and fast-swimming, the Atlantic mackerel is known for its ability to migrate across enormous distances.
Atlantic mackerel is found abundantly in cold and temperate shelf areas, but moves closer to shore in spring, when water temperatures range between 11 and 14°C. Atlantic mackerel typically grow to 35 to 45 cm, but can reach up to 60 cm in length.
Atlantic mackerel is caught from June to October in the North Atlantic Ocean, in FAO area 27. The area is part of the Norwegian Sea and Greenland’s economic zone.
Atlantic mackerel is caught with a mid-water pelagic trawl (OTM).
Catch of Atlantic mackerel in recent years has been:
2010 | 887,444 MT
2011 | 945,501 MT
2012 | 911,255 MT
2013 | 982,007 MT
2014 | 1,420,763 MT
2015 | 1,247,700 MT
2016 | 1,138,000 MT
2017 | 1,218,000 MT
2018 | 1,017,000 MT E
2019 | 849,000 MT E
2020 | 840,000 MT E
Source: FAO, PFF
Nutrition values 100g edible weight