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Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating.Hake, Silver – U.S. AtlanticThese 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.

Silver Hake is a fast-growing cod-like-fish found from Newfoundland to South Carolina. Silver Hake reproduce early in life and live for a maximum of 14 years.

Silver Hake in the U.S. Mid-Atlantic and New England regions are at a healthy abundance and fishing levels on this species are sustainable. The U.S. populations are managed by the New England Fishery Management Council.

Silver Hake are primarily caught with bottom trawls, which cause substantial damage to the seafloor. However, bycatch is low due to the use of selective gear and area restrictions.

Full species report here.

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