horse mackerel


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horse mackerel

n.
1. Any of various edible carangid fishes of the genus Trachurus, especially T. trachurus of eastern Atlantic waters.
2. Any of several tunas or related fishes.

horse mackerel

n
1. (Animals) Also called: scad a mackerel-like carangid fish, Trachurus of European Atlantic waters, with a row of bony scales along the lateral line. Sometimes called (US): saurel
2. (Animals) any of various large tunnies or related fishes

blue′fin tu′na

(ˈbluˌfɪn)
n.
a large tuna, Thunnus thynnus, common in temperate seas.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horse mackerel - largest tunahorse mackerel - largest tuna; to 1500 pounds; of mostly temperate seas: feed in polar regions but breed in tropics
genus Thunnus, Thunnus - tunas: warm-blooded fishes
tunny, tuna - any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
bluefin, bluefin tuna - flesh of very large tuna
2.horse mackerel - large elongated compressed food fish of the Atlantic waters of Europehorse mackerel - large elongated compressed food fish of the Atlantic waters of Europe
scad - any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae
3.horse mackerel - a California food fishhorse mackerel - a California food fish    
scad - any of a number of fishes of the family Carangidae
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They and catch and hold on board medium to large quantities of pelagic species such as herring, mackerel and horse mackerel.
The factory trawlers were fishing for horse mackerel when they were stopped on Wednesday night, 50km west of the Blasket Islands off the Co Kerry coast.
The main game fish include Sailfish and Marlin, Kingfish, Wahoo, Horse Mackerel and others.
The recent allocation of horse mackerel quotas however raises an unbearable stench.
The sardines may have gone, but horse mackerel and hake survive in the area by feeding on the gobies, and are regularly fished by humans.
They got within feet of a walrus nursing its baby, stared into the eyes of a great white shark and watched thousands of horse mackerel swarm in a ball.
As regards British fishing rights, these include the right to catch 181,694 tonnes of mackerel from the Atlantic off the UK, Ireland, Norway, the Faroes, Greenland and international mid-Atlantic waters; 16,276 tonnes of horse mackerel from the same zones (except Norwegian seas); and 9,410 tonnes of cod in Norwegian waters.
The Fisheries Agency said that with the decline in street corner fish stores, consumption of horse mackerel, sardines and squid is decreasing.
Starters such as stuffed horse mackerel cost from pounds 3.
For everyday meals, Japanese people generally used other fish, such as sardine, mackerel, horse mackerel, or saury.
Retailers must put some more thought into how to protect and develop this increasingly precious resource instead of assuming farmed fish will do--for example, by marketing fish that are now sold for fishmeal, such as horse mackerel, to the consumer.