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  1. Seafood Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information

FDA Seafood List Updates for 2022

The following additions and changes to The Seafood List have been made in 2022.

  • 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.

2022 FDA Seafood List additions and changes: July - December

Type Additions/ Changes to The Seafood List Acceptable Market Name(s) Regulation or Law Common Name Scientific Name
V New Species Porgy   Black Porgy Acanthopagrus schlegelii
I(C) New Species Shrimp   Scarlet Shrimp Aristaeopsis edwardsiana
I New Species Snail   Chinese Mysterysnail Cipangopaludina chinensis
V New Species Grouper   Goldblotched Grouper Epinephelus costae
V New Species Periwinkle   Sitka Periwinkle Littorina sitkana
V New Species Snapper   Star Snapper Lutjanus stellatus
I New Species Octopus   Brazil Reef Octopus Octopus insularis
V New Species Red Tilapia or Tilapia   Hybrid Red Tilapia Oreochromis mossambicus x Oreochromis niloticus
V New Species Pomfret   Chinese Pomfret Pampus chinensis
V Scientific/Common Name Changes
Plectorhynchus nigrus
Brown Sweetlips
Grunt or Sweetlips   Black Sweetlips Plectorhinchus gibbosus
V New Species Barb   Esok Probarbus jullien
V New Species Noodlefish   Icefish Salanx prognathus
V New Species Sheatfish   Japanese Catfish† Silurus asotus
V New Species Mandarin Fish   Aucha Perch Siniperca chuatsi
I New Species Snail   Asian Snail Sinotaia quadrata
I(C) New Species Shrimp   Razor Mud Shrimp Solenocera melantho
V New Species Herring   Silver Stripe Round Herring Spratelloides gracilis
I(C) New Species Shrimp   Southern Rough Shrimp Trachysalambria curvirostris
V New Species Goatfish   Sunrise Goatfish Upeneus sulphureus
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