Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-208

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-208Cape hakesThis category includes the following species (from

Deep-water Cape hake (Merluccius paradoxus). Max size: 115 cm TL (male/unsexed) and
Shallow-water Cape hake (Merluccius capensis). Max size: 140 cm TL (male/unsexed).

From FAO FishStat, almost all capture of "Cape hakes" in 1999-2007 was from the Atlantic Ocean. From, both these species are distributed in the Atlantic Ocean and both are commercial.