Trachurus trachurus / Chinchard commun / Holzmakrele / Sugarello / Ставрида / 竹荚鱼 / 大西洋アジ
Famed for its ability to travel huge distances, Atlantic horse mackerel can descend to 1000 metres during winter.
Atlantic horse mackerel is a streamlined, fast-swimming fish that grows rapidly. By the first autumn after spring spawning, Atlantic horse mackerel are typically around 15 cm in length – and can reach up to 60 cm in total.
Atlantic horse mackerel is harvested all year round in the Eastern Central Atlantic (FAO 34), off the coast of West Africa.
Atlantic horse mackerel is caught with a mid-water pelagic trawl (OTM).
Annual catch of Atlantic horse mackerel has been as follows:
2010 | 206,507 MT
2011 | 206,499 MT
2012 | 206,157 MT
2013 | 206,907 MT
2014 | 161,059 MT
2015 | 137,300 MT
2016 | 120,600 MT
2017 | 123,000 MT
2018 | 204,000 MT E
2019 | 148,000 MT E
2020 | 157,000 MT E
Source: FAO, PFF
Composition of food per 100g edible portion