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Swordfish, It’s What (Could Be) for Dinner

April 30, 2019

If it’s U.S.-harvested swordfish, you can feel confident it’s a smart seafood choice.


Moist, flavorful, and slightly sweet. That’s how seafood lovers characterize the taste of North Atlantic swordfish.

U.S. wild-caught fish is available year-round, making it a great option for anyone looking to eat more fish. Thanks to the high quality of domestic swordfish, you’re also likely to find it listed on the menu at your favorite seafood restaurant.

And for those concerned about the environmental impact of eating swordfish, rest assured. This unmistakable species has been sustainably managed in U.S. waters for decades. Just confirm with the store or restaurant that their swordfish products were caught in the United States and you can be confident that you’re supporting some of the most robust environmental standards in the world.

Visit NOAA Fisheries’ FishWatch for the most up-to-date facts and for ideas on how to cook U.S.-caught swordfish.

Last updated by Office of Sustainable Fisheries on July 09, 2020

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