Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|European anchovy (Black & Mediterranean Seas)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||4+|
|European anchovy (Adriatic Sea)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||4+|
- Only a fraction of the world's anchovy catch is destined for your dinner plate — most are processed into fishmeal and fish oil for use in animal feeds, food additives, fertilizers and dietary supplements.
- Anchovies, which have short life spans and reproduce quickly, are resilient to fishing pressure and remain plentiful.
- Most edible anchovies sold in the U.S. are European anchovies (although small amounts of other species are also canned).