The Safina Center

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

Species has a combination of problems such as overfishing, high bycatch, and poor management.
Marlin, Striped These fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children.

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

This species is primarily captured with pelagic longlines, which result in minimal habitat damage, but do catch some vulnerable non-target species. There is minimal management in place for Striped Marlin in the Pacific, with the exception of the U.S. Hawaii fishery.

Full Seafood Watch species report here.

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.