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Common Name(s): Yellowtail Scad
Scientific Name: Atule Mate
Local Name(s): [Md]色腊(Se4 La4)[Hk]Sek La, [My]Selar
Precaution: Harmless
Edible: Yes
CNR Time: 30 secs

This scad is often encountered in school(s). They move with the current and feed from midwater to surface which often can be seen and heard from a distance away. They can typically grow at least twice the size of a Yellowstripe Scad but the meat is slightly coarse. Can be caught using sabiki jigs but are more effective with use of small shrimps. Berlying some bait will help keep the school from moving on with the current.

They typically can be encountered as the tide just started to rise, moving along shorelines or reef fringes as they feed. They tend to cover an area more than once if there is food available.

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Reference: Fishbase, Fishspecies, RMBR


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