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Mackerel

Mackerel









Atlantic mackerel Scomber scombrus © Scandinavian Fishing Year Book

Mackerel is the name for several species of pelagic, or midwater-dwelling, fish. It is an oily fish, rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Before refrigeration, mackerel was always cured or smoked due to its tendency to spoil very quickly. These traditional preparations remain common.

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