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Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-256

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-256Jack and horse mackerels neiThis category includes species in the family Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) and genus Trachurus.

From FAO FishStat, 88% “Jack and horse mackerels nei” capture in 1999-2007 was from the Atlantic Ocean.

From fishbase.org, trachurus species that are (a) of (commercial) fisheries interest and (b) distributed in the Atlantic Ocean are as follows:

Cape horse mackerel (Trachurus capensis). Max size: 60.0 cm FL (male/unsexed); common length : 30.0 cm FL male/unsexed. EMW-209.

Atlantic horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus). Max size: 70.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); common length : 22.0 cm FL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 2,000g. EMW-61.

Blue jack mackerel (Trachurus picturatus). Max size: 60.0 cm TL (male/unsexed) ; common length : 25.0 cm FL male/unsexed. No EMW.

Mediterranean horse mackerel (Trachurus mediterraneus). Max size: 60.0 cm FL (male/unsexed), common length : 30.0 cm FL male/unsexed. EMW-276.

Inca scad (Trachurus murphyi). Max size: 70.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); common length : 45.0 cm FL male/unsexed. EMW-213.

Cunene horse mackerel (Trachurus trecae). Max size: 35.0 cm FL (male/unsexed); max. published weight: 2,000g. EMW-222.

Rough scad (Trachurus lathami). Max size: 40.0 cm TL (male/unsexed); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; max. pub weight: 500 g. EMW-303.

Using the EMWs derived for these species, the smallest and largest were taken to be Trachurus mediterraneus and Trachurus murphyi.