Other pelagic groups
The species in this group are believed to be distributed entirely or at least mostly within the LAPE area. These include wahoo (Acanthocybium solandri), a number of mackerel species (Scomberomorus sp.) as well as dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus).
These include flyingfish (Hirundichthys affinus and others) and numerous coastal small pelagics such as scads and herring. Many of these species are used as bait in large pelagic fisheries as well as food fish for local consumption.
Whales, dolphins and porpoises have long been fished in the Lesser Antilles. The cetacean fisheries today are all artisanal, taking mostly small dolphins (Tursiops truncatus, Delphinus delphis and Stenella sp.) and ‘blackfish’ which are mostly pilot whales (Globicephala macrorhynchus) but may also include dwarf/pygmy sperm whales (Kogia sp.) and members of the killer whale group (Feresa sp., Pseudorca sp.). The one large whale fishery still operating in the region targets humpback whales (Megaptera novaeanglie) from Bequia in Stl Vincent and the Grenadines. This fishery operates under a quota for artisanal fisheries from the International Whaling Commission.