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The vast majority of U.S.-caught North Atlantic swordfish are harvested using pelagic longline gear. Using this hook and line gear is among the most selective and conservation-oriented fishing methods used commercially worldwide.
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Swords: Life on the Line

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Swords: Life on the Line

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Original Productions



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NOAA FishWatch


International Commission for the
Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT)


National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)


NOAA Fisheries Service (NMFS)


NOAA Fisheries HMS Division


NOAA/BWFA Sea Turtle Research


Health and Safety

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American Heart Association

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mercuryfacts.org Website


Other Organizations

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FishNet USA

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National Fisheries Institute

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Seafood Watch (Swordfish)
Monterrey Bay Aquarium

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