Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-308

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-308Scads neiThis category includes species in the family Carangidae (Jacks and pompanos) and genus Decapterus.

From FAO FishStat, 95% capture of “scads nei” in 1999-2007 was from the Pacific Ocean.

From information by ecosystem, the smallest and largest Decapterus species that are
(a) distributed in the Pacific Ocean and
(b) of fisheries interest
(using fishbase max size data) are as follows:

Japanese scad (Decapterus maruadsi). Max length : 25.0 cm FL male/unsexed. EMW-261.
Roughear scad (Decapterus tabl). Max length : 50.0 cm TL male/unsexed; common length : 25.0 cm TL male/unsexed; max. published weight: 560 g.