Mackerel

Latin: Scomber scombrus
Engelsk: Mackerel
Fransk: Maquereau
Tysk: Makrele

Mackerel is a fast-swimming fish, which are prevalent in the Northeast Atlantic, from North Africa to the Barents Sea and west over the Norwegian Sea Island. In summer and autumn mackerel swim in shoals along the coast and out in the Skagerrak, North Sea and Norwegian Sea. Mackerel spawn in this area in early summer

Size
About 50 centimeters and 600 grams

Longevity
Up to 20 years

Fishery
The fishery takes place mainly in autumn. The tools are nets or trolling along the coast and purse seine and pelagic trawl farther out to sea.