SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Scomberomorus cavalla

SPECIES NAME(s)

King mackerel, Kingfish, Kings

This fishery is jointly managed by SAFMC and GMFMC under one Fishery management plan for the Atlantic and Gulf stocks. Gulf and South Atlantic stocks mix off Florida seasonally.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • Stock is biologically resilient to exploitation due to fast growth and maturing at a young age

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

6

Managers Compliance:

9

Fishers Compliance:

10