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.
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king′ mack`erel


n.
a game fish, Scomberomorus cavalla, of the W Atlantic Ocean. Also called cavalla.
[1935–40]
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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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For bycatch in Area 1 over half was discarded; king mackerel, little tunny, crevalle jack, cobia, and great barracuda were kept.
The same bait pods that attract Spanish mackerel and king mackerel also attract bonito (little tunny), jacks, 'cudas, sharks and even a few blackfin tuna.
Stay away from large fish such as swordfish, shark, king mackerel, and tilefish, which have the highest mercury levels.
The draft joint advisory warns these populations to limit their intake of fish and shellfish to 12 ounces per week, with proportionately smaller amounts for children, and to avoid shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish altogether.
In March 2001, the FDA issued a consumer advisory about the risks of consuming mercury in fish during pregnancy The advisory described seafood as an "important part" of a pregnant women's diet but listed four types--shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish--that should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women and women of childbearing age who may become pregnant because the fish contain high levels of methylmercury.
Last year the FDA issued a consumer advisory about the risks of mercury in fish consumed during pregnancy The advisory described seafood as an "important part" of a pregnant women's diet but listed four types--shark, swordfish, king mackerel, and tilefish--that should be avoided by pregnant and lactating women and women of childbearing age who may become pregnant because the fish have high levels of methylmercury.
Abstract--A total of 1006 king mackerel (Scomberomorus cavalla) representing 20 discrete samples collected between 1996 and 1998 along the east (Atlantic) and west (Gulf) coasts of Florida and the Florida Keys were assayed for allelic variation at seven nuclear-encoded microsatellites.
(Pregnant and nursing women are cautioned to avoid swordfish, shark, King mackerel, tilefish and fresh tuna, and to limit canned tuna to no more than five ounces a week, because of possible mercury contamination.)
What to do: Women who are (or are trying to become) pregnant should not eat high-mercury fish like swordfish, shark, tuna steaks, king mackerel, or golden or white snapper.
EPA warns that all women of childbearing age should further limit their intake of high-risk fish such as swordfish and king mackerel to prevent unintentional fetal mercury exposure.
King mackerel, Scomberomorus cavalla, is a coastal, pelagic scombrid found off the U.S.
Expect lots of king mackerel there as well, and look for the green water to find them.