Recommended servings per month
|Contaminant||Men||Women||Kids 6-12||Kids 0-5|
|Pacific sardines (U.S. & Canada)||Mercury||4+||4+||4+||4+|
|European pilchard sardine (imported)||Unknown|
Sardines reach sexual maturity quickly and spawn several times a year. Since they quickly replenish their numbers, they are very resilient to fishing pressure. Most populations appear to be healthy.