Overfished in the mid-1980s, King Mackerel have rebounded to a high level of abundance today.
Conservative management measures now govern the hook-and-line and runaround-gillnet fisheries for King Mackerel. These surface fisheries have little bycatch compared to other fisheries and no adverse effects on habitat.
This fish may have high levels of mercury that could pose a health risk to adults and children. More mercury info here.