The Safina Center

Koho salmon.Koho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Haddock – Canada These fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children.

In Canada, Haddock abundance has improved in recent years and is showing signs of recovery. However, the population continues to mostly consist of small, slow-growing fish.

Most Haddock are caught using habitat-damaging bottom trawls or bottom longlines. Both fishing methods catch several species in addition to Haddock and some of these species are depleted or at low abundances.

Full Safina Center species report here.
Full Seafood Watch species report here.

This fish may have moderately high levels of mercury that could pose a health risk to adults and children. More info here about mercury in Haddock. Check out our mercury in seafood section.