king mackerel


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king mackerel

n.
A large food and game fish (Scomberomorus cavalla) of warm waters of the western Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico. Also called kingfish.

king′ mack`erel


n.
a game fish, Scomberomorus cavalla, of the W Atlantic Ocean. Also called cavalla.
[1935–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.king mackerel - large mackerel with long pointed snoutking mackerel - large mackerel with long pointed snout; important food and game fish of the eastern Atlantic coast southward to Brazil
genus Scomberomorus, Scomberomorus - Spanish mackerels
Spanish mackerel - any of several large marine food fishes of the genus Scomberomorus
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The best bets for the month will be sheepshead inshore, Spanish mackerel just outside the passes and along the beaches, and king mackerel around the edges and larger wrecks.
Also, be careful with shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish because of mercury concerns.
To limit mercury intake, avoid eating fish that are high in mercury, including shark, swordfish, king mackerel, tilefish, and tuna (yellowfin and albacore).
Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency, recommends that at-risk consumers avoid seven types of fish that typically contain high levels of mercury: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish, orange roughy, bigeye tuna, marlin and king mackerel.
The FDA advises that pregnant women and children avoid eating shark, tilefish, king mackerel, and swordfish because these fish have a relatively high level of mercury.
The agencies recommend four types of fish to avoid because of mercury content: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish, and king mackerel.
Both deep and shallow-dwelling fish, such as king mackerel and grouper, have been using the structures.
Our advice: those groups should eat no albacore tuna, shark, swordfish, king mackerel, or tilefish, and should limit light tuna to 2 ounces a week (half that much for children under 55 pounds).
Predatory fish such as shark, swordfish, king mackerel and tilefish are at the top of the marine food chain and so concentrate mercury from the environment in their tissues.
As for which fish to avoid, the non-profit Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), which runs the handy Seafood Selector website, reports that people with mercury concerns should steer clear of bluefin tuna, walleye, king mackerel and marlin.
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