The Safina Center

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

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

Fast-growing and short-lived, Mahimahi populations can potentially withstand high fishing pressure. No formal population assessments have been done in any region, however, so their overall abundance is unknown.

Pole-and-line and troll fishing methods typically result in low levels of bycatch. However in some fisheries, there are concerns about targeted catches of tuna species that are depleted/experiencing overfishing. Pole- and troll-fisheries have a very low or no impact on the sea floor.

Full Seafood Watch species report here. (U.S. fishery)
Full Safina Center 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.