KanadThe Kanadi Kingfish (Scomberomorus plurilineatus) lives in the Indian Ocean and the Pacific Ocean. It is a member of the family Scombridae, which includes mackerels, tunas, and bonitos. It is a large fish that can grow up to 1.5 m in length and weigh as much as 45 kg.
They have a blackhead, silver body, and a pink nose. Their fins have dark-tipped spines with white edges. The dorsal fin has 12 spines and 16 to 18 soft rays. The anal fin has three spines and 14 to 16 soft rays.
The Kanadi Kingfish lives in saltwater environments within a tropical range, mainly between the latitudes of 18°N and 18°S but with records as far north as Japan and Taiwan. It is found both on the coasts of the ocean and also over the outer continental shelves. It makes nighttime trips to the surface, staying close to the sea floor during the day.
This fish eats bony fish and squid which are generally found by their noses because these are very sensitive organs that allow them to detect prey in the dark. These fish are generally found at depths of between 50-400 meters, and during the night they make trips up to the surface and back down again.
The Kanadi Kingfish is oviparous; its eggs float freely in the water until hatching when their sex can be determined. The spawning season of this species varies with latitude: off Japan, it runs from February to August, but further south it is thought to occur from November to March.
When caught, the Kanadi Kingfish is similar in appearance to popular game fish such as King Mackerel and Spanish mackerel. It is considered good for eating due to its fine texture and taste. However, because of their size, they are often not recommended for home anglers who lack the equipment to handle them.
The Kanadi Kingfish is the only species of the genus Scomberomorus that is not found in Hawaiian waters, despite being one of the most common scombrids off the coast of Japan.
Individuals of this species are generally found in large schools, usually associated with some type of floating debris. They generally feed on small fish, crabs, shrimp, and other crustaceans. Sexual maturity is reached at about 100cm total length. The Kanadi kingfish can be found in the subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.
The Kanadi kingfish is a benthopelagic species usually found in deepwater areas, though small schools may be seen anywhere near floating objects such as logs and seaweed. It lives primarily on small fish, crabs, shrimps, and other crustaceans and the individual size of this species is around 30-60cm.
Global kanad production
Kanad fish are a highly sought-after commodity in the global seafood market. In 2016, kanad fish production totaled 466,000 metric tons, making it one of the top ten most commercially valuable fish species in the world. The vast majority of kanad fish production takes place in China, which accounted for nearly 80% of the total in 2016. Other major producing countries include Vietnam, Indonesia, and Thailand.
Kanad fish are popular among consumers due to their delicate flavor and firm texture. The white flesh of the fish is low in fat and high in protein, making it a healthy option for those looking for a nutritious meal. In addition to being consumed fresh, kanad fish are also popular in canned, smoked, and dried form.
The increase in global demand for kanad fish has put pressure on wild stocks, leading to the development of aquaculture as a way to meet this demand. Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic animals, and it is an increasingly important part of the global seafood industry. In 2016, aquaculture accounted for nearly half of the total kanad fish production.