An icon of mackerel fishery
Facts & figures
The mackerel fishermen work with cone-shaped nets which they tie to the back of their boats and pull through the water. Because mackerels swim in compact schools, this method is very selective.
Peterhead can be found on the northeast shore of Scotland, just above Aberdeen. Many of the 19,000 inhabitants work in the fishing industry, either at sea or at the fish markets. The town’s nickname is Blue Toon (blue town). No-one really knows why, but legend has it that the name comes from the colour of the knitted socks and jumpers of the local fishermen.