The FDA Seafood List - Updates for 2017

The following additions and changes to The Seafood List have been made in 2017.

  • Type: V=vertebrate; I=Invertebrate; I(C)=Invertebrate (Crustacean) 
  • An asterisk (*) next to the Acceptable FDA Market Name in the Seafood List 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.
2017 Seafood List Additions and Changes: January – June
Type Additions and Changes to the Seafood List Acceptable Market Name(s) Regulation or Law Common Name Scientific Name
V Market Name Changed to Croaker or Shadefish Croaker or Shadefish   Meagre Argyrosomus regius
V Scientific Name Change from Reinhardtius evermanni to Atheresthes stomias Flounder   Kamchatka Flounder Atheresthes evermanni
I(C) Common Name Change from Squat Lobster to Blue Squat Lobster Langostino or Langostino Lobster   Blue Squat Lobster Cervimunida johni
V Vernacular Name added: Shoil Snakehead or Channa   Chevron Snakehead Channa striata
V New Species added Carp or Mrigala     Cirrhinus mrigala
V New Species added and Venacular Name: Olwa Anchovy   Ramcarat Grenadier Anchovy Colia Ramcararati
V Common Name Change from Gray Conger to Longfin Conger Eel, Conger    Longfin Conger Conger cinereus
V Common Name Change from Conger Eel to Sea Eel Eel, Conger   Sea Eel Conger conger
V Vernacular Name added: Carfu Carp   Common  Carp Cyprinus carpio
V Vernacular Name added: Lakka Threadfin   Fourfinger Threadfin  Eleutheronema tetradactylum
V Common Name change from Ladyfish to Hawaiian Ladyfish Ladyfish   Hawaiian Ladyfish Elops hawaiensis
V New Species added Grouper or Hybrid Tiger or Giant Grouper   Sabah grouper Epinephelus fuscoguttatus × Epinephelus lanceolatus
V New Species and added vernacular name: Mola Sardine   White Sardine Escualosa thoracata
V New Species and added vernacular name: Lotia Bombay Duck   Bombay Duck Harpadon nehereus
V Scientific Name change from Epinephelus acanthistius to Hyporthodus acanthistius Grouper   Gulf Coney Hyporthodus acanthistius
V Vernacular Name Addition: Lakka Threadfin   Indian Threadfin Leptomelanosoma indicum
V Scientific Name Change from Pleuronectes glacialis to Liopsetta glacialis Flounder   Arctic Flounder Liopsetta glacialis
I(C) New Species Added Shrimp   Endeavour Shrimp Metapenaeus endeavouri
V Market name addition Bass or Bass, Hybrid White or Striped Bass or Bass, Hybrid Striped or White   Sunshine Bass  Morone chrysops × Morone saxatilis
V Market Name Addition Bass or Bass, Hybrid Striped or White Bass or Bass, Hybrid Striped or White   Sunshine Bass Morone saxatilis × Morone chrysops
I(C) Common Name Change from Squat Lobster to Swarming Squat Lobster Langostino or Langostino Lobster   Swarming Squat Lobster Munida gregaria
V New Species added Pike-Conger Eel   Daggertooth Pike Conger

Muraenesox cinereus


V New Species Added Arowana or Silver Arowana   Arawana Osteoglossum bicirrhosum
V New Species added Croaker   Pama Croaker Otolithoides pama
V Vernacular Name added: White Pompfret Butterfish   Silver Pomfret Pampas argenteus
I(C) New Species added Shrimp   Deep-water Rose Shrimp Parapenaeus longirostris
V Vernacular Name added: Shar Puti Barb   Olive Barb Puntius sarana
V New Species added Sardine   Japanese Scaled Sardine Sardinella zunasi
V New Species added and a Vernacular Name added: Hondra Whiting or Silago   Flat Head Sillago Sillago domina
V Common Name correction from Gilt Headed Bream to Gilthead Bream Bream   Gilthead Bream Sparus aurata
I New Species added Snail   Angulate Volute Zidona dufresnei



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