Grey Mackerel

Grey Mackerel - Scomberomorus semifasciatus

CAAB Code: 37 441018

Standard Fish Name: Grey Mackerel

Scientific Name: Scomberomorus semifasciatus

Authority: Macleay, 1884

Family: Scombridae

Obsolete Names: broad barred mackerel; broad barred spanish mackerel; broadbanded mackerel; broadbarred king mackerel; broad-barred mackerel; broad-barred Spanish mackerel; broad-barred spanish mackerel; brownie; Spanish mackerel; spanish mackerel; tiger mackerel



Grey Mackerel
When Caught

Year round, with peak supplies of Spanish mackerel occurring in September and October and grey mackerel in July and August
Important Features

Wild/Farmed
Wild
Habitat
Saltwater, Caught in open water and near reefs

Remarks

Chilling mackerel immediately on capture will help ensure a high-quality product.

Mackerel species are sometimes responsible for ciguatera fish poison-ing and scombroid fish poisoning (histamine).

In Japan, the generic common name for members of the genus Scomberomorus is sawara  while for members of the genus Scomber, saba  is used.
Imports

India, Myanmar and Thailand:
Spanish mackerel fillets

Common Size

>90cm
Overseas Names

GB: broadbarred king mackerel; USA: brownie, tiger mackerel


Mackerel Broad Barred