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.
- Use of The Seafood List to Determine Acceptable Seafood Names Final Compliance Policy Guide Sec. 540.750
Guidance for Industry
- Draft Guidance for Industry on Reconditioning of Fish and Fishery Products by Segregation
- Updated Fish and Fishery Products Hazards and Controls Guidance
- Training Video on Marine Biotoxin Management
Provides a better understanding of specific biotoxin concepts in the National Shellfish Sanitation Program (NSSP), as described in the NSSP Guide for the Control of Molluscan Shellfish: 2017 Revision
This section provides updates and information about seafood safety for consumers.
This section provides about seafood guidance, regulations imports and exports.
- The Seafood List (Fish Naming)
- Seafood Regulation & Guidance NEW
- Seafood HACCP
- Seafood HACCP Video Series
- Hazards & Controls Guidance NEW
- National Shellfish Sanitation Program
- Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List
- Imports & Exports
- FDA DNA Testing
- Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill
- Nutrition Information for Seafood - Retail Store Posters
FDA is inviting public comment in a Federal Register notice on a proposed determination that the European Union (EU) food safety control system for raw bivalve molluscan shellfish intended for export into the U.S. is equivalent to the U.S. system because it provides at least the same level of sanitary protection as the U.S. system.