King, Spanish mackerel supplies bountiful

King and Spanish mackerel populations in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico are healthy, and quotas are expected to remain the same in the 2007-08 fishing year, says an official with the National Marine Fisheries Service in St. Petersburg, Fla.

The king mackerel fishery is divided into six quotas totaling nearly 7 million pounds, while the Spanish mackerel quota is split into two quotas totaling about 9 million pounds. In mid-January 2007, several mackerel fisheries remained open, and the gillnet ki…

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