Small but Mighty

We love Atlantic mackerel for the delicate flavor and firm, meaty texture we crave from larger fish, like tuna or swordfish. But while big, apex-predator fish are dwindling, their numbers diminished by overharvest, mackerel are thriving. As small, schooling fish, mackerel are found in abundant populations, which can sustain responsible harvest. Our Atlantic Mackerel are caught by hook and line to minimize bycatch and maximize quality, while supporting a community of traditional, small-boat fishermen in Santoña, Spain. Mackerel also provide protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B-12 and other essential nutrients without the high levels of accumulated toxins associated with larger fish. Seasoned with traditional Mediterranean flavors and packed in organic olive oil, our Atlantic Mackerel makes eating lower on the food chain an easy, satisfying part of any snack or meal.

 



Slideshow: Our Mackerel

Photo By AMY KUMLER
Harvested by hook and line, Atlantic mackerel are immediately iced to ensure the highest level of freshness and quality. Santoña, Spain.
Photo By AMY KUMLER
A mackerel boat, part of the small, traditional fleet from Santoña, Spain, works through heavy weather on the North Atlantic.
Photo By AMY KUMLER
When the fleet finds the fish, mackerel come over the rail fast. Santoña, Spain.
Photo By AMY KUMLER
Off the coast of Santoña, Spain, a fisherman cleans freshly caught mackerel before returning to fishing. Careful, individual handling makes these the highest-quality mackerel available.
Photo By AMY KUMLER
No bait required. The Santoña fleet fishes according to tradition, using only hooks, lines and a bit of red string to harvest Atlantic mackerel.