Scientific name: Scomber scombrus
Mackerel are a sign of summer's arrival, when they appear inshore in huge numbers all around the UK. As well as being a sustainable seafood choice, they are an important food source for many of our marine predators.
StatisticsLength: up to 50cm
Classified as a Priority Species under the UK Post-2010 Biodiversity Framework and listed as of Least Concern on the IUCN Red List.