Indian Mackerel

Trade Name
:
Indian mackerel
Scientific Name
:
Rastrelliger Kanagurta
French
:
Maquereau Du pacifique
Gear Used
:
Gill net and Purse seine
Peak Season
:
August to November
Distribution
:
South, Middle-West and South-East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Karnataka and Kerala coasts

Seer fish (Spanish mackerel)

Trade Name
:
Seer fish (Spanish mackerel)
Scientific Name
:
Scomberomorus commerson
French
:
Thazard
Japanese
:
Sawara
Spanish
:
Carita
Gear Used
:
Hook and line and gill net
Peak Season
:
October to December
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Coasts of Kerala and Karnataka

Seer fish (Streaked Spanish mackerel)

Trade Name
:
Seer fish (Streaked Spanish mackerel)
Scientific Name
:
Scomberomorus lineolatus
French
:
Thazard
Japanese
:
Sawara
Spanish
:
Carita
Gear Used
:
Hook and line and Gill net
Peak Season
:
October to December
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Along the coasts of Maharashtra and Gujarat

Seer Fish (Spotted Spanish mackerel)

Trade Name
:
Seer Fish (Spotted Spanish mackerel)
Scientific Name
:
Scomberomorus guttus
French
:
Thazard
Japanese
:
Sawara
Spanish
:
Carita
Gear Used
:
Hook and line and Gill net
Peak Season
:
October to December
Distribution
:
West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Along the coasts of Gujarat Maharashtra, Kerala and Andamans

Black King fish

Trade Name
:
Black King fish
Scientific Name
:
Rachycentron canadus
French
:
Cabilo
Japanese
:
Sugi
Gear Used
:
Gill net, Trawl net and hand lines
Peak Season
:
All around the year
Distribution
:
East and West coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Tamil Nadu and Kerala coasts

Little tunny

Trade Name
:
Little tunny
Scientific Name
:
Euthynnus affinis
French
:
Thon
Japanese
:
Maguro-rui
Spanish
:
Atun
Gear Used
:
Hook and line and long line
Peak Season
:
October to May
Distribution
:
South-West coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Coasts of Kerala, Lakshadweep and Andamans

Yellowfin tuna

Trade Name
:
Yellowfin tuna
Scientific Name
:
Thunnus albacares
French
:
Thon
Japanese
:
Maguro-rui
Spanish
:
Atun
Gear Used
:
Long line and Hook and line
Peak Season
:
October to January
Distribution
:
East and West coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Lakshadweep, Andamans, Gulf of Mannar and off Ratnagiri coast

Big eye tuna

Trade Name
:
Big eye tuna
Scientific Name
:
Thunnus obesus
French
:
Thon
Japanese
:
Maguro-rui
Spanish
:
Atun
Gear Used
:
Long line
Peak Season
:
Throughout the year particularly in October and January
Distribution
:
South-West and East coasts of India and Lakshadweep
Areas of abundance
:
Lakshadweep Islands, Gulf of Mannar, Vizhinjam and Ratnagiri coasts

Skipjack tuna

Trade Name
:
Skipjack tuna
Scientific Name
:
Katsuwonus pelamis
French
:
Thon
Japanese
:
Maguro-rui
Spanish
:
Atun
Gear Used
:
Long line
Peak Season
:
October to May
Distribution
:
Off West and East coasts of India
Areas of abundance
:
Andaman and Lakshadweep Islands

Oriental Bonito

Trade Name
:
Oriental Bonito
Scientific Name
:
Sarda orientalis
French
:
Bonite orientale
Japanese
:
Hagatsuo
Spanish
:
Bonito pacifico
Gear Used
:
Trawl and Gill net
Peak Season
:
April-May and July - August
Distribution
:
South West coast of India