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Profile updated on 12 October 2020
Matambaka, Matangbaka; In FMA-05, additional local names include: bunutan, burao, mapuao, mapuaw, mataan, or tingin, samban or utdan or labiao, mat-an or marot.
The stock structure of Bigeye scad in the Philippines is unknown. This profile covers the Bigeye scad fishery 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.