The blue mackerel, Japanese mackerel, Pacific mackerel, slimy mackerel, or spotted chub mackerel, Scomber australasicus, a fish of the family Scombridae, is found in tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific Ocean, the Red Sea, the Gulf of Oman and the Gulf of Aden, in surface waters down to 200 m (660 ft).
In Japanese, it is known as goma saba (胡麻鯖 sesame mackerel). Its length is between 30 and 65 cm (12 and 25 in), and weight over a kilogram (2 lbs).
Can be produced in the following formats:
- Fillets / Loins / Tails
- Sealed top retail tray
- Individually vacum packed
- IQF (Individually Quick Frozen)
- Bulk – for further processing
- Count packs – for Foodservice/Catering Ind.