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Scombridae (Mackerels, tunas, bonitos) Indian mackerel

Gear types: Purse seines
Purse seines
Purse seines
A purse seine is made of a long wall of netting framed with a lead line of equal or longer length than the float line.
Vessel types: Purse seiners
Purse seiner
Purse seiner
Purse seiners are the most important and most effective vessels to catch aggregating species near the surface.

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.
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