MACKEREL ( Scomber scombrus )

Local nameXARDA
Technical DescriptionIts body is long and blue and slightly compressed, covered with small scales, whereas its fins and its belly are grey with shades of silver. Its back is covered in narrow, black lines going from side to side.
Fishing groundIt visits our coast in spring along the north of the Peninsula, although it does not disappear altogether throughout the rest of the year. It always lives at a medium depth of about 250 m. and often rises to the surface to hunt.
Fishing techniquesSeine nets, fixed nets, trawlers and long lines, etc.
PortsBurela, Celeiro y Cariño.
Traditional dishesBaked mackerel