Wreckfish

Wreckfish

Wreckfish

At a glance

Eco-rating Mercury Omega-3s
+-Wreckfish
Best
Moderate

MORE ABOUT WRECKFISH

Often found in caves or shipwrecks, these solitary fish are found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in temperate and sub-tropical waters.

Commercial Sources

Portugal, Spain, Greece and the U.S. are the largest sources of wreckfish. Most wreckfish on the U.S. market are caught domestically.

Capture Methods

Wreckfish come from marine fisheries, not farms. They are caught with hydraulic rod and reel.

Recommended servings per month

Contaminant Men Women Kids 6-12 Kids 0-5
Wreckfish Mercury 4+ 4+ 4 2
Eco details: 
  • Wreckfish is a relatively slow-growing species. An innovative fisheries management system in the southeastern U.S. mandates conservative fishing.
  • The primary gear used is hydraulic hook-and-line, which has little bycatch and does not damage the seafloor.