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Mackerel scad - Cape Verde
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
CECAF Scientific advice 1986
Mackerel scad - Cape Verde
Fact Sheet Citation  
Maquereau noir (Decapterus macarellus) au Cap Vert 17°14-14°78
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FAO Names: en - Mackerel scad, fr - Comète maquereau, es - Macarela caballa
Geographic extent of Mackerel scad - Cape Verde
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: Yes        Spatial Scale: National
Reference year: 1985
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
FAO Categories
Exploitation stateFully exploited
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Unspecified.   Depth zone: Coastal (0 m - 50 m); Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m); Shelf edge.   Horizontal distribution: Neritic; Oceanic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Unspecified

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: National

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: Yes
“Rapport du Deuxieme Groupe de travail ad hoc sur les chinchards et les maquereaux de la zone nord COPACE” FAO 1987 CECAF/ECAF SERIES 87/46 FAO.
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