The Safina Center

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

Species has a combination of problems such as overfishing, high bycatch, and poor management.
Haddock – U.S. Gulf of Maine These fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children.

In the U.S. Gulf of Maine, Haddock are currently recovering from a depleted state, but continue to be fished at too high of a level.

As well, most Haddock are caught using habitat-damaging bottom trawls but also with bottom longlines and handlines. All fishing methods catch several species in addition to Haddock and some of these species are depleted or at low abundances.

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.