Scomber colias / Maqueraeu espagnol/ Thunmakrele / Lanzardo / Скумбрия Африканская / 科利鯖 / 大西洋マサバ
One of the most commercially important pelagic fish, Atlantic chub mackerel spawn and feed in warmer coastal waters.
Atlantic chub mackerel is a medium-sized pelagic fish. During the winter months, it’s found in deeper waters, but in warmer temperatures schools of Atlantic chub mackerel are found in warm and temperate transition waters.
Atlantic chub mackerel is harvested all year round in the Eastern Central Atlantic (FAO 34), off the coast of West Africa.
Atlantic chub mackerel is caught with a mid-water pelagic trawl (OTM).
The total Atlantic chub mackerel catch in the Atlantic Ocean has been:
2010 | 315,241 MT
2011 | 406,248 MT
2012 | 306,563 MT
2013 | 384,708 MT
2014 | 416,376 MT
2015 | 467,800 MT
2016 | 511,600 MT