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Profile updated on 30 September 2020
Roundscad, Galunggong. In FMA-05, additional local names applied to certain species are: bilugan, galunggong lalaki, tamodios, or marot; lapad or galunggong babae; batikuling.
This is a multi-species profile for the scads nei, Decapterus spp. (mainly D. macrosoma and D. russelli but also other species of Decapterus genus) (BFAR 2015) in the Philippines Fishery Management Area 5 (FMA - 5), encompassing the waters surrounding the province of Palawan including the Calamianes Island Group (CIG), from Mindoro Strait, Cuyo Pass, West Sulu Sea, and western Palawan waters. FMAs were established in January 2019 (Fisheries Administrative Order 263) to focus on the ecosystem approach to fisheries management. There is no available information at the species level. This profile may undergo restructuring in the future as new information comes to light.
The National Stock Assessment Program (NSAP) presents data for each species separately in areas where stock assessments occur. Catch landings of all scads species, however, are aggregated under the “small pelagics” group (Santos et al. 2017). In the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), production volume is reported as “roundscad (galunggong)” as used in trade (see OpenSTAT).