This research aims to know the level of freshness of mackerel (Rastrelliger kanagurta (Cuvier, 1816)) contained in Rancaekek market, Resik market, and Tanjungsari market. Methods of the research was survey methods and the level of freshness of the sample using organoleptic test. The samples were observed organoleptically including the appearance of the eyes, gill appearance, mucus appearance, meat condition, aroma, and texture. Based on observations on the freshness of mackerel from the parameters of eye appearance, gill appearance, mucus condition, meat condition, aroma, and texture, it can be concluded that the fish marketed by Rancaekek market scored 7.1, which means that it is in the fresh category, fish marketed in the Resik market got a score of 7.4, which means it is in the fresh category, and the fish marketed by the Tanjungsari market gets a score of 6.9, which means that it is within the fresh limit.
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