Canned fish

As a specialist in the canning of fish products since 2012, MDM Pelagic is today the ultimate reference for distributor brands in Europe.
The group has modern equipment with a high production capacity to streamline the preservation process and meet the global market’s requirements with full respect for the international quality standards.

After receiving the fresh fish, a quality evaluation test is carried out on a sample in the laboratory. The fish are either left whole or headed, and then gutted and tailed. They are later cut into filets or pieces and finally delicately nested and pre-cooked in the steam oven. MDM recipes are always careful to consider the noble material that is fish, whether it is processed whole, fileted, crumbled, drizzled with oil, in sauces or with vegetables.
Then comes the sterilization stage followed by quality control. The process ends with conditioning and packaging.


From the clupeidae family, the sardine is a little pretty fish that measures less than twenty centimeters in length and is easily identifiable with its fine line, silvery belly and bluish back.

It is a fish with delicate and tasty flesh, rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and nutrients such as phosphorus, selenium, calcium, vitamin D, vitamin B3 and vitamin B6.

Abundant on the Moroccan Atlantic coast, between May and November, it is at this time of the year that the fishing season takes place.

Upon receipt at the cannery, the arrival of sardines undergoes delicate sorting to keep the best fish.

After being headed, gutted, and tailed meticulously by hand, the sardines are then nested so that they are put in the oven in their cans, overturned on the grids and then basted. Subsequently, the cans are crimped, sterilized, and packaged.

  • Classic sardine (head off, gutted, stemmed)
  • Sardine filet.
  • Skinless and boneless sardines
  • Sardine
  • Vegetable oil (Soya, sunflower)
  • Olive oil
  • Spicy oil
  • Tomato sauce
  • Au Naturel
  • Specialties: Lemon sauce, escabeche, harissa, herbs, vegetable salad.

Customer sauce – Suggest your sauce


Mackerel belongs to the Scombridae family. There are two related species: Scomber scombrus and Scomber japonicus (Spanish mackerel).

It is a fish with a slender body whose back is blue green, streaked with black stripes, while its belly is silvery white. It is highly recommended by nutritionists because it is naturally rich in omega 3 and vitamins D, B3 and B12.

Fishing for this delicious fish is done in spring and summer due to its migration from the deepest waters of the continental shelf to littoral and more superficial waters.

MDM Mackerels are the perfect ally for your kitchen. Our operators prepare these fish manually to guarantee you irreproachable and tasty products. They begin by deheading, putting the fish in the oven one by one, delicately fileting them, removing their skin, and scraping off their scales.

Once the filets are ready, they are then nested and basted. After seaming, the cans are sterilized and packed.

  • Whole mackerel (Head off, gutted, tailed)
  • Mackerel filet (With or without sangacho)
  • Pieces of mackerel
  • Vegetable oil (Soya, sunflower)
  • Olive oil
  • Spicy oil
  • Tomato sauce
  • Au Naturel
  • Specialties: Lemon sauce, escabeche, harissa, herbs.

Customer sauce – Suggest your sauce


Tunas are oceanic fish of the Scombrid family: Bluefin tuna, White tuna – or Germon – Yellowfin tuna, Bigeye tuna and Skipjack tuna. These last three are tropical tunas.

Migratory fish par excellence, tunas travel long distances to feed.

Some travel from the Gulf of Mexico to the Atlantic Ocean or even the European shore!
Not only is it tasty, but tuna has many nutritional qualities: rich in omega-3 fatty acids, phosphorus, potassium, vitamins, protein and amino acid which makes it highly beneficial for the health.

MDM’s tuna cans are prepared as meticulously as sardines. The fish first goes through the cutting stage in the fileting room, starting with the tail, breast, and loins. The tuna is then fileted delicately manually to finally have an excellent fish ready to be sprinkled with the covering oil or sauce before being crimped.

  • Tuna chuncks
  • Tuna filet
  • Vegetable oil (Soya, sunflower)
  • Tomato sauce
  • Olive sauce

Customer sauce – Suggest your sauce


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