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Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating.Mahimahi – U.S. Hawaii, Pole and TrollThese 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.

Mahimahi are fast-growing and short-lived, which makes them moderately resilient to fishing pressure. There have been no formal assessments of Mahimahi in the Pacific Ocean, however, so its abundance in this region is unknown.

Pole-and-line and troll fishing methods typically result in low levels of bycatch, but in the Hawaii fishery there are concerns about targeted catches of tuna species that are depleted or experiencing overfishing. Pole and troll fisheries cause little to no damage to the seafloor.

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 Mahimahi. Check out our mercury in seafood section.