Swordfish, also named as the “Gladiator” because of its sharp bill, is a highly migratory large fish that is found in tropical and temperate waters across the globe. Swordfish are known to use their sharp “sword” to hunt and feed on other offshore species like squid and octopus.
Anova swordfish is responsibly sourced from the warm, clear waters of the Western Central Pacific Ocean (FAO Fishing Area 71). Our swordfish is sustainably harvested by artisanal, hand line fisherman in Vietnam. The one man / one fish hand line method is the most responsible way to fish as it has very little impact on the environment and no by-catch of other species.
The Vietnam, hand-line swordfish fishery is rated GREEN – “Best Choice” by the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program and is a Hy-Vee – Responsible Choice.
In addition, this fishery is participating in a public and credible fishery improvement project with the goal of becoming MSC certified by the end of 2019.