Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|U.S. haddock (trawl)||Mercury||4+||4+||3||2|
|U.S. haddock (hook and line)||Mercury||4+||4+||3||2|
- U.S. and Canadian haddock populations crashed in the 1990s, but have rebounded to all-time highs in recent years.
- Haddock caught by hook-and-line is a better choice, but most is still landed by bottom trawls and gillnets, which also catch depleted groundfish like cod and flounder.
- In New England, haddock is now caught under an innovative new ‘sector’ management plan. Discards in the fishery have dramatically decreased, sector fishermen stayed under their catch limits for all groundfish species, and less gear was deployed compared to previous years.