Species has a combination of problems such as overfishing, high bycatch, and poor management.
Marlin, Striped – Imported Pacific, 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.

Striped Marlin is an open ocean species found throughout much of the world’s temperate and tropical oceans. Striped Marlin in the Northwestern Pacific are being fished faster than the population can reproduce and the species has dramatically declined. Striped Marlin in the Southwest Pacific are also potentially approaching an overfished state.

This species is primarily captured with pelagic longlines, which cause minimal damage to ocean habitats, but result in bycatch of sea turtles, seabirds, and sharks. Additionally, the fisheries that catch striped marlin in the North Pacific also catch Pacific bluefin tuna, a species of critical conservation concern. Management of the international fisheries that capture Striped Marlin in the Pacific is considered ineffective.

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