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  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


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.

Scientists and Researchers

Science and Research Resources on SeafoodThis section provides information about research, methods, data, and other scientific content.

Contact FDA

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition

Office of Food Safety Division of Seafood Safety


5001 Campus Drive

College Park, MD 20740