Pacific Mackerel

Scomber japonicus

Also Known As

Chub mackerel, Spanish mackerel

U.S. wild-caught Pacific mackerel is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Year-round, but primarily in summer.


U.S. wild-caught from Washington to California.


Rich with a pronounced flavor.


Flaky and moist.


Dark red flesh.

Health Benefits

Pacific mackerel is a good source of riboflavin and vitamin B6, and a very good source of protein, niacin, vitamin B12, selenium, and omega-3 fatty acids.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g
Amount per serving
Calories 158
Protein 20.07 g
Fat, total 7.89 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 2.247 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 47 mg
Selenium 36.5 mcg
Sodium 86 mg

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