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The FDA Seafood List - Updates for 2013

The following additions and changes to The Seafood List have been made in 2013.
 

  • Type: V=vertebrate; I=invertebrate
  • An asterisk (*) next to the Acceptable FDA Market Name indicates that a specific regulation applies to that species.
  • A listed regulation number refers to the applicable section of the Regulation cited.
  • A dagger (†) next to the Scientific Common Name in the Seafood List identifies the names that are prohibited by a law. The specific law is noted to provide additional information.
  • Consult The Seafood List Guidance for additional information.

 

2013 Seafood List Additions and Changes: January – June
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y
p
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Additions and Changes
to the Seafood List
Acceptable Market
Name(s)
Regulation
or Law
Common
Name
Scientific
Name
VMarket Name changeDrum  Collichthys spp.
VNew Species addedSlipperysnail SlipperysnailCrepidula fornicate
VNew Species addedStingray Southern StingrayDasyatis Americana
VNew Species addedScad Shortfin ScadDecapterus macrosoma
VSpecies removed from the Seafood List (considered a subspecies of Diagramma pictum)   Diagramma pictum pictum 
VAlternate Market Name added [Toothfish or Chilean Seabass (from Toothfish)]Toothfish or Chilean Seabass Antarctic ToothfishDissostichus mawsoni
VNew Species addedGrouper Bridled GrouperEpinephelus heniochus
VGenus name change (Istiompax from Makaira)Marlin Black MarlinIstiompax indica
VGenus name change (Kajikia from Tetrapturus)Marlin White MarlinKajikia albida 
VGenus name change (Kajikia from Tetrapturus)Marlin Striped MarlinKajikia audax 
VMarket Name change [Nile Perch or Lake Victoria Perch  (from Perch, Nile)];  Common Name change [Nile Perch (from Lake Victoria Perch)]Nile Perch or Lake Victoria Perch Nile PerchLates niloticus
VNew Species addedMonkfish Blackfin GoosefishLophius gastrophysus
VCommon Name Change [(Yellow Goosefish (from Monkfish)]Monkfish Yellow GoosefishLophius lituton
VCommon Name Change [Anglerfish (from Monkfish)]Monkfish AnglerfishLophius piscatorius
VCommon Name change [Rose Snapper (from Spotted Rose Snapper)]Snapper Rose SnapperLutjanus guttatus
VMarket Name Change [Leatherjacket (from Triggerfish)] and Common Name change [Rough Leatherjacket from  Leatherjacket)]Leatherjacket Rough LeatherjacketMeuschenia scaber
VGenus name change [Microstomus (from Embassichthys)]Sole or Flounder Deepsea SoleMicrostomus bathybius
VMarket Name change [Atka Mackerel (from Mackerel, Atka)]Atka Mackerel Atka MackerelPleurogrammus monopterygius
VNew Species addedTigerperch or Grunter Barcoo GrunterScortum barcoo
VAdditional Market name for this speciesPerch, Ocean or Rockfish Pacific Ocean PerchSebastes alutus
VNew Species addedDogfish Shark or Cape Shark North Pacific Spiny DogfishSqualus suckleyi
INew Species addedMussel Cholga MusselAulacomya ater
IRegulation applies to all Chionoecetes spp. (see Principle 1 in the Seafood List Guidance)Crab, Snow102. 50 Chionoecetes spp.
ICommon Name change [Red-banded Lobster (from Lobsterette)]Lobsterette Red-banded LobsterMetanephrops thomsoni
INew Species addedShrimp Kadal ShrimpMetapenaeus dobsoni
INew Species addedMussel Chilean MusselMytilus chilensis
ICommon Name RemovedClam or Geoduck (none)Panopea abrupta
INew Species addedClam or Geoduck Pacific GeoduckPanopea generosa
INew Species addedShrimp Kiddi ShrimpParapenaeopsis stylifer
INew Species addedSwimming Crab Three Spot Swimming CrabPortunus sanguinolentus
INew Species addedShrimp Titi ShrimpProtrachypene precipua

 

2013 Seafood List Additions and Changes: July – December
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p
e
Additions and Changes
to the Seafood List
Acceptable Market
Name(s)
Regulation
or Law
Common
Name
Scientific
Name