Atka Mackerel

The Atka mackerel, Pleurogrammus monopterygius, is a mackerel in the family Hexagrammidae. Atka mackerel are common to the northern Pacific ocean, and are one of only two members of the genus Pleurogrammus - the other being the Arabesque greenling (Pleurogrammus azonus). The Atka mackerel was named for Atka Island, the largest island of the Andreanof islands, a branch of the Aleutians.

Able to live up to 14 years,the largest Atka mackerel recorded was 56.5 cm long; the heaviest recorded weight was 2.0 kg. Adults have five vertical, blackish bands on their bodies, which are normally yellowish. Atka mackerel can be distinguished from other, similar species by the number of spines and rays that they have on their fins. They have 21 spines, and anywhere from 25-29 rays on their dorsal fins, and only one spine (but 24-26 rays) on their anal fins.

Info about product

Season: Whole year

Country of origin: Russia
Point of origin: North Kuril Islands
The Method of fishing: Trawling, wild caught
Processing: Blast frozen on the boat at -50°C, frozen storage -25°C
Product: Headed and gutted
Product grades: Length 25 cm and up
Packing: By request
Quantity: Up to 5 000 MT
Min. order: 40ft Refrigerator Container (up to 25 MT of product)
Nearest shipment date: In stock
Price per kg: Please contact

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