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  1. Seafood Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information

FDA Seafood List Updates for 2019

The following additions and changes to The Seafood List have been made in 2019.

  • 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.
2019 Seafood List Additions and Changes: January – July
Type Additions and Changes to the Seafood List Acceptable Market
Name(s)
Regulation
or Law
Common Name Scientific Name
V Added Barb to the Acceptable Market Name       Barbonymus altus
I New Species Scallop   Farrer's Scallop Chlamys farreri
V New Species Weakfish   Jamacian Weakfish Cynoscion jamaicensis
I Scientific name Change from Loligo pealeii Squid or Calamari   Longfin Squid Doryteuthis pealeii
V New species  Puffer   Moontail Blassop Lagocephalus lunaris
V New Species Eel, Spiny   Lesser Spiny Eel Macrognathus aculeatus
V New Species Eel, Spiny   Tiretrack Eel Mastacembelus armatus
I(C) Name Changed to Monomia haani, from Portunus haanii  Swimming Crab   Red Swimming Crab  Monomia haani
I(C) Common Name changed: from Warty Swimming Crab  Swimming Crab   Red Swimming Crab Monomia haani
V New Species Mackerel   Short Mackerel Rastrelliger brachysoma
V New Species Black Sea Salmon   Black Sea Salmon Salmo labrax
V Common Name Change from Eastern Pacific to Pacific Bonito  Bonito 21CFR 102.47  Pacific Bonito Sarda chiliensis 
I(C) New Species Crab, Swimming or Mud Crab or Mangrove Crab or Serrated Swimming Crab    Orange Mud crab Scylla olivacea
I(C) New  Crab, Swimming or Mud Crab or Mangrove Crab or Serrated Swimming Crab . Green Mud crab Scylla paramamosain
I(C) New Species  Crab, Swimming or Mud Crab or Mangrove Crab or Serrated Swimming Crab    Purple Mud crab Scylla tranquebarica
V New Species Goby   Bearded Worm Goby Taenioides cirratus
V New species Anchovy   Moustached Thryssa Thryssa mystax
V New Species Garfish or Needlefish   Freshwater Garfish Xenentodon cancila