Mackerel, Spanish (Sawara) – U.S., Cast Nets & Runaround Gillnets
Spanish Mackerel inhabit coastal waters along the Eastern seaboard of the U.S.. They have have recovered from years of overfishing to achieve high abundance today. They are important to recreational as well as commercial fishers.
Surface casts nets and runaround gillnets are set around schools of Spanish Mackerel and result in very little bycatch. These gears do not make contact with bottom habitats.