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Swordfish Steak

Swordfish steak
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Buy one, get two sharks free!

Once almost impossible to sell, swordfish is now extremely popular for grilling, barbequing, baking, and more. But with the hearty steak comes a heavy toll of other marine life caught alongside the swordfish — including endangered sharks, dolphins, and marine turtles to name a few.
The issue
The issue


Some longline fisheries in the Mediterranean are trialling different hook designs, such as circle hooks, to minimize bycatch.

WWF supports swordfish caught using these modified hooks but at present it is not possible for consumers to identify such swordfish.

Be wary of swordfish from Morocco, Italy, and Turkey, which may well have come from an illegal driftnet fishery.

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