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Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating.Tuna, Yellowfin (Maguro) – Indian Ocean, Pole & 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.

Yellowfin Tuna grow quickly, produce millions of eggs per spawning, and live up to 9 years. They are found throughout the world’s tropical and sub-tropical oceans. In the Indian Ocean, Yellowfin Tuna are at a low abundance and undergoing overfishing.

Fishing with pole and troll is highly selective, resulting in minimal catches of non-target species. These fishing methods also cause little to no damage to bottom habitats. Management of the Indian Ocean pole and troll fisheries is considered moderately effective.

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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 tuna. Check out our mercury in seafood section.