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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Harpoons

Location

U.S. - North Atlantic Ocean (North Atlantic stock)

Overall Rating

4.81 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Harpoons

Location

Canada - North Atlantic Ocean (North Atlantic stock)

Overall Rating

4.549 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

U.S. - Hawaii, Western Central Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.164 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines
Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Harpoons

Location

East Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

3.05 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

Sri Lanka - Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

2.118 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

Southwest Atlantic Ocean (South Atlantic stock)

Overall Rating

1.333 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

Northeast Atlantic Ocean (North Atlantic stock; excluding the U.S.)

Overall Rating

1.918 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

North Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

2.018 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

Mediterranean (Mediterranean stock)

Overall Rating

1.333 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

Indian Ocean

Overall Rating

2.461 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

South Pacific Ocean

Overall Rating

2.018 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

Canada - Atlantic Ocean (North Atlantic stock)

Overall Rating

2.018 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

U.S. - Gulf of Mexico (North Atlantic stock)

Overall Rating

2.656 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

Bycatch: Catch of at-risk turtles, sharks and bigeye tuna is a serious concern.

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

Southeast Atlantic Ocean (South Atlantic stock)

Overall Rating

1.333 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

Northwest Atlantic Ocean (North Atlantic stock; excluding the U.S.)

Overall Rating

1.918 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Location

U.S. - Atlantic Ocean (North Atlantic stock)

Overall Rating

2.656 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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  • Hooks and Lines: Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting Longlines

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Handlines and Pole-and-Lines

Location

South Atlantic Ocean (South Atlantic stock)

Overall Rating

2.656 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

Abundance: Stock is overfished, and overfishing may be occurring.

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Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Hooks and Lines: Trolling Lines

Location

South Atlantic Ocean (South Atlantic stock)

Overall Rating

2.656 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

Abundance: Stock is overfished, and overfishing may be occurring.

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