Understand the Mahi Mahi September 1, 2015


Mahi-Mahi are a blue-water, open ocean, highly migratory schooling fish found around the world in tropical and subtropical waters at depths up to 279 ft, but more typically near 121 ft. They feed onforage fish, such as mackerel and squid, and also zooplankton and crustaceans.They are particularly adapted to hunting flying fish.

They spawn in warm ocean currents throughout much of the year, and their young are often found among seaweed. They are a relatively short lived species, with a life span of only four or five years. Mahi-mahi are among the fastest growing fish, with a minimum population doubling time under 15 months. This makes them resilient to fishing pressure. However, their current vulnerability is moderate to high.