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  1. Seafood Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information

FDA Seafood List Updates for 2023

The following additions and changes to The Seafood List have been made in 2023.

  • 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.
2023 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
I New listing Isopod   Isopod or 
Giant Isopod
Bathynomus giganteus
V Updated listing to add regulatory requirement of Kanpachi (Ocean-Farmed) Amberjack or Kanpachi (Ocean Farmed) HR2617-Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 Almaco Jack Seriola rivoliana
V New listing Eel   Swamp eel, or 
Asian Swamp eel
Monopterus albus
I(C) New listing Crab, Swimming   Bigfisted Swim Crab Callinectes amnicola
I(C) New listing Crab, Land   Land Crab, or 
Lagoon Crab, or 
Lagoon Land Crab
Cardinsoma armatum
V New listing Bream, Threadfin   Ornate Threadfin Bream Nemipterus hexodon
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