Fisheries and Resources Monitoring System

Serra spanish mackerel - Coastal areas of Trinidad
Marine Resource  Fact Sheet
Status of stocks and resources 2004
Serra spanish mackerel - Coastal areas of Trinidad
Fact Sheet Citation  
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FAO Names: en - Serra Spanish mackerel, fr - Thazard serra, es - Serra
Geographic extent of Serra spanish mackerel - Coastal areas of Trinidad
Main Descriptors
Considered a single stock: No        Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional
Reference year: 1997
Habitat and Biology
Climatic zone: Tropical.   Bottom type: Soft bottom clean sand; Soft bottom muddy or muddy-sand.   Depth zone: Shelf - Upper shelf (up to 100 m).   Horizontal distribution: Littoral; Neritic.   Vertical distribution: Pelagic.  

Geographical Distribution
Jurisdictional distribution: Shared between nations

Water Area Overview
Spatial Scale: Sub-Regional

Geo References
Resource Structure
Considered a single stock: No
Biological State and Trend
State & Trend Descriptors
Exploitation rateNo or low fishing mortality
Moderate fishing mortality
Abundance levelIntermediate abundance
Exploitation stateFully exploited
“Yield per recruit analysis of the mackerel fishery in Trinidad” M. Sturm, M. Julien-Flus and J. Maingot 1987 GCFI Vol. 38 Gulf and Caribbean Fisheries Institute.
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