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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Harpoons

Location

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): Canada

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

FAO 21 (Northwest Atlantic Ocean): United States

Overall Rating

4.81 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Handlines

Location

(Eastern Central Pacific Ocean | Northeast Pacific Ocean | Southeast Pacific Ocean)

Overall Rating

3.05 / 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - Australian Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and swordfish)

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

FAO Area 81 (Pacific, Southwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
Australian Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery (albacore tuna, yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna and swordfish)

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - US North Atlantic swordfish, yellowfin, and albacore tuna fishery

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Longlines

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest) and FAO Area 31 (Atlantic, Western Central)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
US North Atlantic swordfish, yellowfin, and albacore tuna fishery

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - North West Atlantic Canada longline swordfish

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Longlines (Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting)

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
North West Atlantic Canada longline swordfish

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - US North Atlantic swordfish, yellowfin, and albacore tuna fishery

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Buoy Gear

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest) and FAO Area 31 (Atlantic, Western Central)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
US North Atlantic swordfish, yellowfin, and albacore tuna fishery

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Eco-Certification:

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) - North West Atlantic Canada harpoon swordfish

Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Harpoons

Location

FAO Area 21 (Atlantic, Northwest)

Eco-Certification

Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)
North West Atlantic Canada harpoon swordfish

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Gillnets (Drifting)

Location

FAO 87 (Southeast Pacific Ocean): Chile

Overall Rating

/ 5

Market Names

Broadbill Swordfish, Kajiki Maguro, Mekajiki, Shutome

Summary

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Variety

Swordfish

Xiphias gladius

Method

Wild

Trolling Lines

Location

FAO 41 & 47 (Southeast Atlantic Ocean | Southwest Atlantic Ocean)

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

Handlines and Pole-and-Lines (Hand-Operated)

Location

FAO 41 & 47 (Southeast Atlantic Ocean | Southwest Atlantic Ocean)

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

Longlines (Pelagic / Shallow-Set / Drifting)

Location

FAO 31 (Gulf of Mexico): United States

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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