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A game fish of the jack family, occurring in the eastern Pacific.
- ‘Food studies indicated that more than 90 percent of the identifiable items found in the stomachs of jack mackerel are crustaceans and small, free swimming mollusks.’
- ‘It was followed by glittery portions of jack mackerel and a strip of crunchy octopus dusted with a mossy, gunpowderlike substance that Nagata identified as green-tea salt.’
- ‘Trawl fisheries catch jack mackerel in other areas including the Taranaki Bight and Chatham Rise.’
- ‘A cheap source of protein, particularly suited to canning and smoking, New Zealand jack mackerel is sold all over the world, from China and Japan to Fiji, Russia and Nigeria.’
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