Chub mackerel

Order: 
Perciformes
Family: 
Scombridae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated, rounded body; fatty eyelid covering nearly all of eye; teeth at front and sides of roof of mouth; 2 well separated dorsal fins; distance between the 2 dorsals less than length of base of first dorsal fin; 5 finlets after second dorsal and anal fins; pectoral fins high; tail deeply forked; two small keels on each side of the slender tail base; lateral line simple; entire body covered with small scales. Silver; back with blackish, oblique wavy lines; no spotted lines on belly. Size: attains 64 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Spanische Makrele
France: 
Maquereau espagnol
Italy: 
Sgombro cavallo
Portugal: 
Cavala
UK: 
Chub mackerel
Japan: 
Masaba
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Purse seines
Gillnets
FAO code: 
MAS
Scientific name: 
Scomber japonicus
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 51: the Western part of the Indian Ocean
Area 57: the Eastern part of the Indian Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 71: the Western Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
1492495
Fishing seasons: 
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV