Lemon Caper Mackerel Patagonia Provisions

  • 5 ★
  • 4 ★
  • 3 ★
  • 2 ★
  • 1 ★
Read 0 Review
Plated and packaged Lemon Caper Mackerel from Patagonia Provisions, on a grey surface
A Mackerel fisherman in orange jacket leans over the side of a boat to pulls mackerel off of a line of hooks
Lemon Caper Mackerel from Patagonia Provisions package front
Lemon Caper Mackerel from Patagonia Provisions package back
Patagonia Provisions Lemon Caper Mackerel package three quarter view
Lemon Caper Mackerel from Patagonia Provisions package side with nutrition facts panel
Ten Pack of Lemon Caper Mackerel from Patagonia Provisions

Lemon Caper Mackerel

Patagonia Provisions
One time purchase
1 Can
5 Cans
10 Cans
Subscribe & Save
1 Can
5 Cans
10 Cans
Delivery Every

*Skip, change or cancel anytime.


Bright, tangy lemons and capers season our responsibly sourced wild Atlantic mackerel. A small fish with the mild taste and meaty texture of big fish, Atlantic mackerel is an excellent source of protein and vitamin B-12.* Our Lemon Caper Mackerel packs easily for camping and makes a great pantry staple for quick pastas, salads and more.

*See Nutrition + Ingredients section (below) for total fat, saturated fat and sodium content.

  • 4.2 oz (120g) can
  • Servings per can: 1
  • Fully cooked & shelf stable until opened
  • Product of Spain
1% For the Planet member certification seal B corp certification seal

Nutrition + Ingredients

Serving Size 120g (1 can)
Calories 320
Total Fat 28g (36% Daily Value)
Saturated Fat 5g (25% DV)
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 55mg (18% DV)
Sodium 690mg (30% DV)
Total Carbohydrate 0g (0% DV)
Dietary Fiber 0g (0%DV)
Sugars 0g
Protein 19g (38% DV)
Vitamin D (10% DV)
Calcium (2% DV)
Iron (8% DV)
Potassium (8% DV)
Vitamin E (60% DV)
Vitamin K (20% DV)
Niacin (50% DV)
Vitamin B-12 (390% DV)
Selenium (130% DV)


  • Excellent source of protein, vitamin B12, vitamin E, niacin, vitamin K and selenium
  • Good source of vitamin D
  • 250 mg omega-3s per label serving
  • Atlantic mackerel are short-lived and low on the ocean food chain, so don’t have the high levels of toxins often found in longer-lived, large predator fish like tuna and swordfish


mackerel, organic extra-virgin olive oil, organic lemon, organic capers in vinegar, salt


  • Contains fish (mackerel).


  • Forest Stewardship Council Certified ®️ MIX (box only)

Product Details + Sourcing


  • Wild Atlantic mackerel are a small, schooling fish that occur in great numbers. By choosing to eat these fish, we’re taking pressure off less abundant, larger species like tuna and swordfish.
  • Our partners harvest the mackerel from a small-scale fishery in the Bay of Biscay, off the coast of northern Spain. The fish are caught by hook and line, with little to no bycatch.
  • Fishermen belong to cofradías, or brotherhoods, that date back to medieval times. Cofradías function as cooperatives, sharing profits and guaranteeing worker safety and other benefits.
  • Learn more about our Mackerel Sourcing.


  • Can is 100% aluminum, BPA-NI* and recyclable (if clean and dry).
  • Box is made of Forest Stewardship Council–certified paper and is recyclable.

*Bisphenol-A No-Intent: No BPAs were intentionally added to the packaging.


  • Certified B®️ Corporation
  • 1% for the Planet®️

Monterey Bay Aquarium Rating

What happened?

In March 2023, Seafood Watch®, a ratings system from California’s Monterey Bay Aquarium, gave a red (“avoid”) assessment of the Atlantic Mackerel fishery in the Bay of Biscay, off the coast of northern Spain. This is where we source our Atlantic Mackerel.

Why the red rating?

Atlantic mackerel in the Bay of Biscay belong to a much larger population of mackerel that migrate across the entire Northeast Atlantic, from the coast of Portugal to Icelandic and Scandinavian waters. There’s no international agreement on harvest rates, and the overall population of Atlantic mackerel is being overfished as a result.

Why the red rating?

The Atlantic mackerel population in Bay of Biscay itself is still healthy, according to the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), the world’s oldest intergovernmental science association. Likewise, The Good Fish Foundation, based in the Netherlands, gives this place-based fishery a green rating.

The trouble happens further north: 90% of the annual Atlantic mackerel harvest comes from northern European waters, from mid-water trawlers and purse seiners, again according to ICES data. These industrial boats overharvest fish, haul in bycatch and damage the ocean ecosystem.

Our fishing partners in the Bay of Biscay use small, family-owned boats and fish with hook-and-line, a highly selective method that avoids bycatch. We’ll keep monitoring the health of the fishery, working with our partners in academia. As long as the mackerel population in the Bay of Biscay remains robust, we’ll source our Atlantic mackerel from the fishing families of northern Spain.

How to Make

  • The seasonings are on the bottom, so flip the opened can onto a plate to let them flow evenly over the fish.
  • Eat straight from the can with crusty bread to dip into the seasoned oil.
  • Add to pastas and salads.
  • Layer into sandwiches.
  • For more ideas, check out our Mackerel recipes.

Brand Information

The Patagonia Provisions Guarantee

We stand by the foods we produce.

If you aren’t completely satisfied with any of our foods, we’re more than happy to make it right with a refund*.

How to make a return

*Wine, cider, sake are non-refundable but we are happy to replace any damaged orders.

WARNING: California’s Proposition 65

WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -- www.p65warnings.ca.gov/products/food

Mackerel Sourcing

Customer Reviews