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Mackerel scad - Cape Verde
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 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
Habitat and Biology
Bottom type: Unspecified.   Depth zone: Coastal; 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
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
Exploitation stateFully exploited
“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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