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Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating.Haddock – U.S.These fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children. Our source of information is http://seafood.edf.org/.  We also recommend that you check local advisories.

Haddock is a bottom-living fish species found throughout the North Atlantic Ocean. In the U.S., Haddock is at a healthy abundance and is fished at a sustainable level.

Most Haddock are caught using habitat-damaging bottom trawls but also with bottom longlines and handlines. All fishing methods catch some species of concern, including depleted Atlantic Cod. Management of Haddock fisheries has improved over the last decade.

Full 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.