Start of the year Scottish mackerel fishery winds-up
The traditional start-of-the-year Scottish mackerel fishery is now winding-up.
The fishing was reported as being productive with good shoals of fish about. At the start of the season, the fishery was concentrated to the west of Orkney, with the last catches being taken west of the Butt of Lewis.
Processors’ say both the quality of the fish landed and the markets for it have been good, and they have been working hard to overcome logistical and administration issues connected with Brexit.