Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|Pacific halibut (Alaska and Canada)||Mercury||4+||4+||3||2|
|California halibut (gillnet, trawl)||Mercury||3||3||2||1|
|California halibut (hook/line)||Mercury||3||3||2||1|
|California halibut (hook/line, trawl)||Mercury||3||3||2||1|
- Atlantic halibut are so depleted from overfishing, the species is off-limits to commercial fishing in U.S. waters (but may be kept as bycatch).
- Pacific halibut, on the other hand, come from a well-managed fishery, which has low rates of bycatch and causes little habitat damage.