Meet the Catch

Our vessels fish for only 4 pelagic (midwater) species – mackerel – herring – horse mackerel – blue whiting. All of our catches are from sustainable stocks and are frozen at sea and landed packed in polythene and then outer cardboard cartons.

Horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus)

Horse Mackerel can be found in the north eastern Atlantic from Iceland to Senegal, including the Canary Islands and the Cape Verde Islands.
  • Horse mackerel is mostly caught in the waters off Scotland and Ireland, in the Gulf of Biscay and, since 1996, in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Mauritania
  • The female produces up to 140.000 pelagic eggs
  • One of the most important pelagic species for the freezer-trawler fleet. Horse mackerel is a bony fish that is mostly exported to the Russian, Nigerian and Japanese markets

Mackerel (Scomber scombrus)

Mackerel is an important food eaten worldwide. As an oily fish, it is a rich source of long-chain Omega 3 fatty acids We have MSC Accreditation for the Western Mackerel stock
  • Mackerel is found in the northern part of the North sea and west of Scotland and Ireland
  • In January the mackerel off the Shetland Islands becomes of importance to the fishing fleet. From there, the mackerel gradually goes south.

Herring (Clupea harengus)

These oily fish are very high in long-chain omega-3 fatty acids and are a source of vitamin D. These fish are often salted, smoked or pickled after bring defrosted. We have MSC Certification for ‘North Sea Herring’ and ‘Atlanto-scandian Herring’....
  • Found at depths down to 200 metres in the North Sea and along the borders of the Atlantic Ocean
  • A single female produces 20.000-50.000 eggs. After spawning, the low-fat herring migrates back to grounds that are richer in plankton.