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  1. Seafood Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information

FDA Seafood List Updates for 2020

The following additions and changes to The Seafood List have been made in 2020.

  • 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.
2020 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
I SN-Change from Loligo opalescens to Doryteuthis opalescens Squid or Calamari   California Market Squid Doryteuthis opalescens
I(c) Name revised to include Greater spider crab Crab, or Spider or Greater Spider   Atlantic Lyre Crab Hyas araneus
I New Species Squid or Calamari   Beka Squid Loliolus beka
I(c) SN-Change from Portunus pseudoargentatus to Portunus reticulatus       Portunus reticulatus
I New species Crocodile     Crocodylus spp.
I New Species Littleneck clam     Venerupis aspera
I(c) Acceptable market name added Shrimp Shrimp or Seabob   Atlantic Seabob Xiphopenaeus kroyeri
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