Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|King mackerel||Mercury||< 1||0||0||0|
|Atlantic mackerel (U.S.)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||4+|
|Atlantic Mackerel (Canada)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||4+|
- Mackerel mature quickly, making them resilient to fishing pressure.
- The type of fishing gear usually used to catch mackerel — purse seines and gillnets — result in low to moderate bycatch.
- Atlantic and Spanish mackerel populations have both rebounded as a result of stronger regulations.
- However, you should limit how much Spanish mackerel you eat because of mercury contamination (see below).