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Swordfish

Swordfish illustration
  • Atlantic Swordfish
  • US Caught Pacific Swordfish

Fish Facts

  • Depleted in the Atlantic
  • No international management in the Pacific
  • Swordfish caught with longlines (high bycatch of juvenile billfish, sea turtles, sharks and seabirds)
  • U.S. regulations have helped populations to recover
  • Stronger international management is needed.
Main Commercial Source: Taiwan, Japan and Spain, Singapore, Mexico, Brazil and Chile
Consumption advisory due to mercury levels.