scientific name:

Scomber Scombrus

MCS Sustainability Rating:

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Origin/capture area:

Shetland, North Sea

The Marine Conservation Society has developed a system to help consumers choose the most environmentally sustainable fish. Fish to Eat are rated 1 and 2, Ratings 3 and 4 mean don’t eat too often. Fish to consider avoiding are rated 5.


Mackerel is the most valuable pelagic fish species for Shetland Fishermen worth with over 40,000 tonnes worth over £35 million being landed in Shetland in 2016. The Scottish Pelagic Sustainability Group recently gained Marine Stewardship Council certification of the North East Atlantic mackerel fishery against their standard for environmental and sustainable fishing. Ranging in size from 200g to 800g, Mackerel has a bullet shaped body with silvery-blue skin with dark wavy stripes. Mackerel has greyish flesh with a rich flavour , best eaten fresh, it  and can be grilled, smoked or fried when cooked the meat is really creamy and is full of omega-3 fatty acids.

Product Types

Whole Fish - Fresh

Box weight: 7-12Kg

  • Mixed