Profile updated on 26 February 2016

SUMMARY

SUMMARY

IDENTIFICATION

SCIENTIFIC NAME(s)

Rastrelliger kanagurta

SPECIES NAME(s)

Indian mackerel

Indian mackerel is distributed along coastal waters of the Indian Ocean and West Pacific (FAO 2016). No morphometric differences were found between the SW and the SE Indian coasts considering the existence of a unique stock (Remya et al. 2014) but the structure of the stock is not studied in the neighbouring areas, namely in the Bay of Bengal region (BOBLME 2012), and further genetic studies are needed to complement this conclusion. The map below regards the distribution of the species in India reflecting the assessment unit assumed along the Indian coast taking into account the stock assessments performed (Yohannan and Sivadas n.d.; BOBLME 2011).
More recently was concluded that a SE Asia population surrounding the Indonesian-Malaysian archipelagos (South China Sea, Strait of Malacca, Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea, Andaman Sea) and an Iranian population (western Indian Ocean) exist but more samples should be gathered in the western Indian Ocean to have a clear evidence of the stock structure in the region (Akib et al. 2015).


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FISHSOURCE SCORES

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RETAILERS & SUPPLY CHAIN
  • This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.

FIPS

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CERTIFICATIONS

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Fisheries

Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.

ASSESSMENT UNIT MANAGEMENT UNIT FLAG COUNTRY FISHING GEAR
India India India Single boat midwater otter trawls

Analysis

OVERVIEW

RECOMMENDATIONS

Last updated on 17 January 2019

Recommendations to Retailers & Supply Chain
  • This profile is not currently high on our priority list for development, and we can’t at this time provide an accurate prediction of when it will be developed. To speed up an evaluation of the sustainability status of lower priority fisheries we have initiated a program whereby industry can directly contract SFP-approved analysts to develop a FishSource profile on a fishery. More information on this External Contributor Program is available at https://www.sustainablefish.org/Programs/Science/External-Contributor-Program.

1.STOCK STATUS

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Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

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Certifications

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

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Sources

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