Scomber japonicus / Maquereau espagnol / Spanische Makrele / Lanzardo / Скумбрия тихоокеанская / 太平洋鲭鱼 / マサバ
Evasive behaviour and camouflage is what Pacific chub mackerel relies onto stay hidden from its predators. When threatened they tend to move close to thewater surface to merge with the light emitted by the sun.
Pacific chub mackerel is widely fished for human consumption. It is found abundantly in the northwestern, southeastern, and northeastern Pacific. Pacific mackerel spawns on average of about 100,000 to 400,000 eggs during breeding season.
We catch our Pacific chub mackerel in the South Kuril Islands, all year-round, FAO area 61.
Pacific chub mackerelis caught with mid-water pelagic trawl (OTM).
Annual catch of Pacific chub mackerel has been as follows:
2010 | 1,326,378 MT
2011 | 1,309,141 MT
2012 | 1,269,642 MT
2013 | 1,259,861 MT
2014 | 1,397,453 MT
2015 | 1,484,780 MT
2016 | 1,565,000 MT
2017 | 1,514,200 MT
2018 | 1,553,700 MT
2019 | 1,346,800 MT
2020 | 1,509,000 MT E
Source: FAO, PFF
Composition of food per 100g edible portion