The atlantic mackerel that Pelagos processes is catched in Faroese, Norwegian and European Union waters from September to January - when the quality is best
OPTIMAL CATCHING PERIOD
The travel of the atlantic mackerel and agreements on quotas is securing an optimal catching period for the atlantic mackerel. From Sepember to January, the atlantic mackerel is thus catched in Faroese, Norwegian and Europen Union waters.
BEST GRADING SYSTEM
Having the newest and most advanced grading system in the World enables us to make a precise and targeted grading of all species.
HIGH ADVANCED VISION CONTROL
In addition to manual picking stations before the packaging, the weighing system is equipped with a highly advanced vision control system. This system secures a precise weighing, and rejection of unwanted species and broken or damaged fish.
The complete layout of the factory is made to secure a gentle handling of the fish.
The Atlantic Mackerel, is a pelagic schooling species of Mackerel found on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Atlantic Mackerel is by far the most common of the species of the family caught in the North Atlantic waters. It is extremely
common and during the summer it migrates in huge numbers towards the coast.
Abundant in cold and temperate shelf areas, the Mackerel forms in large quanities near the surface. It winters in deeper waters but moves closer to shore during the spring.
Atlantic Herring, is a Herring in the Clupeidae family. It is one of the most abundant fish species in the world. Atlantic Herring can be found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, congregating in large volumes.
The Blue Whiting, is one of two species in the cod family. It is common in the northeast Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to Iceland and Spitsbergen. Blue whiting also occurs in the northwest Atlantic Ocean between Canada and Greenland but is considered rare. It has a long, narrow body and a silvery under body.
The Capelin or Caplin, is a small forage fish of the smelt family found in the Atlantic and Arctic oceans.
The great silver smelt is somewhat herring-like in appearance. It is a streamlined fish with silvery coloration and large scales. It has huge eyes, covering almost half the head. The great silver smelt is a bento-pelagic fish, i.e. it occurs both close to the bottom and in the water column. It can be found in the north atlantic ocean in large volume.