Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) Indian mackerel
|A midwater otter trawl is a cone-shaped net which is towed in mid-water and kept horizontally open by otter boards.|
|These are trawlers on which the fish is preserved by freezing.
|Species EnvironmentPelagic species found over the continental shelf in depths ranging between 20-90 m. Occurs in coastal bays, harbors and deep lagoons, usually in some turbid plankton-rich waters. Form schools. Feeds on phytoplankton (diatoms) and small zooplankton. Adult individuals feed on macroplankton such as larval shrimps and fish.|