Video credit: Hassan Mohamed Hassan (Egypt) – Review: Abdel Rahman El Gamal (Founder of the video channel)
The narrow barred Spanish mackerel known in Egypt as “Darak” is a precious species that enjoys a high market value especially this species has been listed as “Near threatened” according to the IUCN Red list. In this particular video whereas the catch was done from Ras Shukeir (Red Sea – Egypt), the boat used is a small one of 12-m length. The method used is a long line and artificial lures of the preferred color to the fish. The weight of the specimen caught is between 18 to 22 kg while the normal depth upon catch ranges from 40 to 80 meters.
Because of their sharp teeth, extreme care has to be taken upon the handling the caught fish by the fisherman.