Mackerel has been removed from the Marine Conservation Society’s Fish to Eat list and is now rated as a fish to eat only occasionally.
Herring and sardine are still on the menu but it’s a shame mackerel is no longer considered a sustainable fish – I love the stuff.
From the MCS website:
“If people want to continue eating mackerel they should ensure they buy it from as sustainable a source as possible. That means fish caught locally using traditional methods – including handlines, ringnets and drift nets – or from suppliers who are signatories to the principles of the Mackerel Industry Northern Sustainability Alliance”