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
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
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
“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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