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

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. The longline fisheries have bycatch of sea turtles, marine mammals, seabirds, and sharks, but management measures are in place to reduce bycatch of these vulnerable species.

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.