Atlantic mackerel

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongated, spindle-shaped, with pointed snout and wide mouth. Large eyes, surrounded by a closed bony ring. Body covered with very small scales. Bright greenish-blue back, pale green flanks and silvery belly. It can measure up to 65 cm. It weighs up to 3.3 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Makrele
France: 
Maquereau commun
Italy: 
Sgombro
Portugal: 
Sarda
UK: 
Atlantic mackerel
Japan: 
Saba
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Purse seines
Gillnets
FAO code: 
MAC
Scientific name: 
Scomber scombrus
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
1243534
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT