Swordfish is one of North America’s most popular seafood choices. Cut into steaks, swordfish is easily broiled, baked, or grilled. Swordfish is usually available fresh or frozen.
Where Do Swordfish Come From?
Swordfish are found in open oceans and seas throughout the world. In North America, swordfish are landed in Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Caribbean nations.
Canada’s swordfish fishery is conducted from the Maritime provinces. Landed fish are exported to the USA. In the USA, swordfish are landed on the Atlantic, Pacific, and Gulf coasts. In the Pacific, Hawaii is a leader in swordfish landings.
A 2013 stock assessment by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) found that the North Atlantic swordfish population was at a sustainable level.