The Safina Center

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

Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Mahimahi – U.S. Atlantic, Pole and Troll These fish contain levels of mercury or PCBs that may pose a health risk to adults and children.

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.

The U.S. Atlantic pole-and-line and troll fisheries for Mahimahi catch few non-target species. In addition, pole-and-line and troll fisheries have a very low or no impact on the sea floor.

Full Seafood Watch species report here.

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 Mahimahi. Check out our mercury in seafood section.