Blue Ocean Institute


Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Mackerel, Cero (Saba)

Cero Mackerel inhabit coastal waters from New England to Brazil, however they are primarily associated with reefs off South Florida and throughout the Caribbean.

A small directed commercial fishery for Cero Mackerel – in fishery in which Cero are explicitly targeted – exists in U.S. waters, but most Cero Mackerel in the U.S. market are caught incidentally in other fisheries.

Little is known about the status of Cero Mackerel in US waters or in the Caribbean, where catches are high.

Full species report here.