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Mackerel

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Variety

Mackerel, Atlantic

Scomber scombrus

Method

Wild

Purse seines

Location

Canada - Northwest Atlantic Ocean

Overall Rating

1.333 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock is depleted and experiencing overfishing.

Bycatch: Fishery also catches overfished Atlantic herring.

Management: Ineffective, there are no measures to rebuild the Atlantic mackerel stock.

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