When cooked the meat is really creamy and is full of omega-3 fatty acids. Mackerel is best eaten fresh and can be grilled, smoked or fried. It’s rumoured to improve brain power so an ideal starter fish for the kids! A fast swimming silver and blue striped fish belonging to a group of fish called Scombrids, it’s related to tuna. They swim around in huge shoals which feed on small fish and prawns.
The combined Northeast Atlantic mackerel is assessed as one stock, but comprises three spawning components (Southern, Western and North Sea). Based on the most recent scientific advice (May 2014), the stock is assessed as having full reproductive capacity and the stock is being harvested sustainably. To ensure the mackerel you buy is as sustainable as possible only source fish caught locally using traditional methods including handlines, ringnets and drift nets.