Seki mackerel (sekiaji, sekisaba)

Fisheries

Seki mackerel (sekiaji, sekisaba)

For centuries, the horse mackerel and chub mackerel caught by the intrepid fishermen of Saganoseki in Oita City have been prized around Japan. They are known, respectively, as “sakiaji” and “sekisaba.” Fishermen with long years of experience and expertise catch the fish using the traditional pole-and-line method to ensure sustainability. Sekiaji and sekisaba draw attention to the skill and commitment of the people who catch them, battling the waves day after day to bring home fresh seafood.