Latin name: Scomber scombrus
Spawning area: Central part of the North Sea and Skagerrak (May-July), west of Ireland and the British Isles (March-July) and in Spanish and Portuguese waters (February-May).
Nursery area: Southern North Sea, west of the British Isles and west of Portugal.
Maximum size: 65 cm and 3.5 kg
Longevity: Seldom more than 25 years
Prey (Food): Plankton, fish larvae and small fish