The FDA Seafood List - Updates for 2011

The following changes to The Seafood List have been made in 2011. 

  • 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.
Change Acceptable FDA
Market Name(s)
or Law
Common Name Scientific Name
V New Species added Silverside   Big-scale Smelt Atherina boyeri
V New Species added Pomfret   Lowfin Pomfret Brama dussumier
V New Species added Porgy   Whitebone Porgy Calamus leucosteu
V New Species added Triggerfish   Rough Triggerfish Canthidermis maculata
V New Species added Shark   Blacknose Shark Carcharhinus acronotus
V New Species added Grouper   Tomato Hind Cephalopholis sonnerati
V New Species added Dorab   Dorab Wolf-herring Chirocentrus dorab
V New Species added Soldierfish or Squirrelfish   Spinycheek Soldierfish Corniger spinosus
V Common Name changed Mahi-mahi   Dolphinfish Coryphaena hippurus
V Market Name changed Weakfish   Sand Seatrout Cynoscion arenarius
V Market Name changed Weakfish   Spotted Seatrout Cynoscion nebulosus
V Market Name changed Weakfish   Silver Seatrout Cynoscion nothus
V Additional Market Name added Weakfish or Corvina   Spotted Seatrout Cynoscion virescens
V New Species added Grunt   Blackfin Slatey Diagramma melanacrum
V New Species added Toothfish   Antarctic Toothfish Dissostichus mawsoni
V New Species added Remora or Sharksucker   Whitefin Sharksucker Echeneis neucratoides
V New Species added Grouper   Highfin Grouper Epinephelus maculatus
V New Species added Grouper   Wavy Lined Grouper Epinephelus undulosus
V New Species added Pearlspot   Green Chromide Etroplus suratensis
V New Species added Eel, Moray   Blacktail Moray Gymnothorax kolpos
V New Species added Bass, Sea   Longtail Bass Hemanthias leptus
V New Species added Highwaterman Fish FD&C 403(t) Highwaterman Catfish(†) Hypophthalmus edentatus
V Scientific Family Common Name changed     False Trevallies or Milkfishes Lactarius spp.
V New Species added Bass, Sea   Japanese Seaperch Lateolabrax japonicus
V New Species added Slipmouths or Ponyfish    Slipmouths or Ponyfish Leiognathus spp.
V New Species added     Gurnard Lepidotrigla spp.
V New Species added Emperor   Redspot Emperor Lethrinus lentjan
V New Species added Emperor   Smalltooth Emperor Lethrinus microdon
V Scientific Common Name changed Emperor   Slender Emperor Lethrinus variegatus
V Additional Market Name added Flounder or Sole   Yellowtail Flounder Limanda ferruginea
V New Species added Snapper   Mangrove Red Snapper Lutjanus argentimaculatus
V Additional Market Name added Snapper or Red Snapper   Red Snapper Lutjanus campechanus
V New Species added Snapper   Dog Snapper Lutjanus jocu
V Additional Market Name added Whiting or Hake   Pacific Hake Merluccius paradoxus
V New Species added Hagfish   Atlantic Hagfish Myxine glutinosa
V New Species added Toadfish   Leopard Toadfish Opsanus pardus
V Deletion of Market Name none*
(see regulation)
21 CFR 102.57 California Halibut Paralichthys californicus
V New Species added Pleco or Loach   Rubber Pleco Parancistrus aurantiacus
V New Species added Grunt   Javelin Grunter Pomadasys kaakan
V Scientific Common Name changed Jobfish   Crimson Jobfish Pristipomoides filamentosusa
V New Species added Lionfish   Red Lionfish Pterois volitans
V New Species added Pikeperch   Volga Pikeperch Sander volgensis
V New Species added Arowana   Super Red Arowana Scleropages legendrei
V New Species added Scorpionfish   Hunchback Scorpionfish Scorpaena dispar
V Scientific Common Name changed Sprat   European Sprat Sprattus sprattus
V Additional Market Name added Gourami or Gouramy   Snake-skinned Gourami Trichogaster pectoralis
V New Species added Goby   Grass Goby Zosterisessor ophiocephalus
I New Species added Shrimp   Common Shrimp Crangon crangon
I Additional Market Name added; Common name corrected Crab, Santola or Nova or Southern Red 21 CFR 102.50  Southern King Crab Lithodes santolla
I New Species added Squid or Calamari   Japanese Flying Squid Todarodes pacificus
I Market Name Changed Scallop   Patagonian Scallop Zygochlamys patagonica


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