Blue Ocean Institute


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

Wahoo are found throughout the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans and are prized by recreational fishers for their fighting behavior and by commercial fishers for the high price they bring at fish houses.

Wahoo do not support a directed commercial fishery; instead, they are incidentally captured in small numbers in other fisheries. Managers in the eastern US recently implemented a precautionary plan to prevent future commercial fisheries that target Wahoo from developing.

Full 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 Wahoo. Check out our mercury in seafood section.