King, Spanish mackerel supplies bountiful
February 11, 2009
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…