Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating.Mahimahi – Ecuador, LonglineThese fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children. Our source of information is  We also recommend that you check local advisories.

Mahimahi produce many eggs, grow quickly, and reach sexual maturity at a young age, making them resilient to fishing pressure. No formal population assessments have been completed in any region, so their current population sizes are not known.

Mahimahi are caught by a variety of fishing gears including longlines. This type of fishing also captures a number of other species, including sea turtles, marine mammals, seabirds and sharks.

In Ecuador, a new management plan for Mahimahi was  adopted, which includes several measures to protect Mahimahi, such as a minimum size limit and seasonal fishery closure, as well as measures to reduce bycatch of vulnerable species. Because of these new management efforts, this fishery is rated yellow.

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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 Mahimahi. Check out our mercury in seafood section.