FDA is responsible for ensuring that the nation’s seafood supply, both domestic and imported, is safe, sanitary, wholesome, and honestly labeled. This page provides access to content about seafood, including fish and shellfish, from across the Food section of FDA.gov. Grouped according to target audiences, these links include access to up-to-date consumer information and advice, guidance documents, regulation, and science and research content.
IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud
Combatting illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud is a priority of the FDA and other federal agencies and is critical to sustaining the resilience of our global ocean fisheries. The FDA is participating in the Presidential Initiative on Combating IUU Fishing and Seafood Fraud.
The FDA has developed a Seafood HACCP Video Series, designed to help the seafood industry and federal and state regulators better understand specific concepts described in FDA’s Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance. The series consists of 6 videos covering the following topics: Time-Temperature Indicators, Time and Temperature Controls during Unrefrigerated Processing, Secondary Processor Receiving and Storage Controls, Heat Process Validation, Primary Processor Scombrotoxin Controls – Overview and Testing at Receiving, and Primary Processor Scombrotoxin Controls – Harvest Vessel Records.
This section provides updates and information about seafood safety for consumers.
This section provides about seafood guidance, regulations imports and exports.
Scientists and Researchers
This section provides information about research, methods, data, and other scientific content.