Mackerel, King – U.S. Gulf of Mexico, Runaround Gillnets
King Mackerel inhabit coastal waters along the Eastern seaboard of the U.S.. They were overfished in the mid-1980s, but have rebounded to achieve high abundance today. Conservative management measures now govern the fisheries for King Mackerel.
Runaround gillnets are set around schools of King Mackerel and result in very little bycatch. This gear does not make contact with bottom habitats.