SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Scomber colias

SPECIES NAME(s)

Atlantic chub mackerel, Chub mackerel

A unique stock in the NE Atlantic is here assumed, in accordance to Zardoya et al. (2004), that recognizes a panmictic population with gene flow between the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean; however (Costa et al. 2011), basing their findings in parasites' analysis, ponder the existence of different stock units along the Eastern Atlantic.
Based on the complete and partial mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences (Infante et al, 2007; Catanese et al, 2010), the Atlantic chub mackerel Scomber colias is considered a distinct species of chub mackerel Scomber japonicus which is in turn distributed along the Pacific Ocean.


ANALYSIS

Strengths
  • This species is considered abundant in its distribution area.

FISHSOURCE SCORES

Management Quality:

Management Strategy:

NOT YET SCORED

Managers Compliance:

< 6

Fishers Compliance:

NOT YET SCORED