mackerel mackerel  /ˈmæ kə rəl/


  1. (n) flesh of very important usually small (to 18 in) fatty Atlantic fish
  2. (n) any of various fishes of the family Scombridae


  1. Oily fish, like salmon, sardines, mackerel, herring, bluefish and black cod, are the best sources of those special fats.
  2. One head of mackerel will bring in 1000 Liberian dollars, or about $1.
  3. Vitamin D is also found in cod liver oil and fatty fish such as salmon or mackerel not terribly popular with most youngsters.


  1. Simply Affordable: Holy mackerel? This thrifty fish is tasty and sustainable, too

    Mackerel has a savory flavor that lends itself to a wide variety of preparations. And it's a breeze to cook, so it can be broiled or pan-fried without fear of over-cooking.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: The Oregonian

  2. Mackerel featured at Maine restaurants

    PORTLAND (AP) — Atlantic mackerel is being featured on menus at Maine restaurants as part of a campaign that aims to promote underutilized seafood species found in the Gulf of Maine. read more
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Times Record

  3. Mackerel to be featured at Maine restaurants

    Mackerel is considered one of the healthiest fish for human consumption, but there is little consumer demand for it.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Portland Press Herald

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  1. "We are disappointed that states could not agree on stronger measures for the jack mackerel fishery adjacent to South American waters," Heatley said. "But we are hopeful that stronger action will be taken in line with scientific advice."
    on Nov 14, 2009 By: Philip Heatley Source: TVNZ

  2. "If you're in that group, avoid eating shark, swordfish, tilefish and Spanish mackerel," Morrissey said.
    on Feb 24, 2006 By: Morrissey Source: Science Daily (press release)

  3. Lochhead added: "I warmly welcome Commissioner Damanaki's commitment to take a number of steps to make Iceland and the Faroe Islands see sense regarding mackerel, Scotland's most valuable single fishery."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: Richard Lochhead Source: Fishnewseu (blog)

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