Mahimahi – Pole and Troll Caught
Fast-growing and short-lived, Mahimahi populations can potentially withstand high fishing pressure. No formal population assessments have been done in any region, however, so their overall abundance is unknown.
Mahimahi is likely susceptible to broad-scale environmental change, like changing water temperatures or currents, because of their close association with warm tropical currents.
Pole-and-line and troll fishing methods typically result in low levels of bycatch such as other fish, seabirds and turtles. In addition, pole- and troll-fisheries have a very low or no impact on the sea floor.