Pacific Saury

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Pacific Saury

 

(Cololabis saira), a marine pelagic fish of the family Scombridae. The body reaches a length of 40 cm and a weight of 170 g. The Pacific saury is distributed along the Asiatic and American coasts of the Pacific Ocean within the temperate and subtropical zones of the northern hemisphere. In the USSR the fish is found in the Sea of Japan, in the southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk, and in the Pacific Ocean (near the Kuril Islands). The Pacific saury feeds on plankton. It spawns in the southern part of the Sea of Japan in late winter and early spring. The eggs, which develop underwater, are ellipsoid and have several filaments at the superior pole. The Pacific saury is commercially fished by the USSR, Korea, and Japan.

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Also known as mackerel pike and by its Japanese names, samma or saira, Pacific saury is commonly eaten in East Asia and far eastern Russia.
Sanma or Pacific saury (also known as mackerel pike) is one of the most prized fish to be caught in Kushiro.
The animal was found in nets set for mackerel pike. It was auctioned off for 30 million won ($28,000).
Taiwan's main catches of tuna and mackerel pike are hardly endangered, it added.
The Russian side is reportedly claiming that the boat failed to record about 3 tons of mackerel pike it had fished.