Mackerels spend their life swimming in the cold, clear waters of the sea. Mackerels are migrating fish and so they move in large bunches depending on the weather. After spawning, the mackerels reach a stage called the “Autumn mackerel” when they are the fattiest and tastiest to consume and export to other countries.
As soon as the mackerels are caught from the sea, it is quickly cooled on board and brought to the shore. It is important that the catching areas are close to the shore because it enables the fisherman to go multiple trips when catching, which allows that fish to stay in its highest condition. Onboard, the fish are kept in a large holding tank with its own refrigeration that keeps the fish at a temperature of 0C at all times.