Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|White hake (US)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||3|
|White hake (Canada)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||3|
|Red hake (US)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||3|
|Silver hake (US)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||3|
- Hake is a relative of cod and is usually caught by gillnets or bottom trawling. This can sometimes result in bycatch and damage to seafloor habitats.
- In New England, hake are 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.