Fishery Closures by State
Use these links to find information about fishery closures in your state.
The NOAA Seafood Inspection Program oversees the export of live fishery products intended for human consumption in the United States. The Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946 (7 U.S.C. 1621-1627) is the primary legislation authorizing SIP to provide services, though the Fish and Wildlife Act of 1956 (16 U.S.C. 742e) also authorizes SIP activities related to commercial fisheries. Through cooperative agreements with state and local regulators, the program provides guidance, information, and/or certifications to the seafood industry attesting to the acceptability of live products relative to their purchase specifications as well as domestic and foreign requirements regarding their safety, animal health, and wholesomeness.
The export of live fishery products provides challenges and hurdles that require regular communication between U.S. federal and state agencies. To keep information transparent and immediately available to the U.S. industry, U.S. trade partners, and all foreign import authorities, SIP has provided the websites and links below. These resources include public health websites, animal disease controls, marine site maps, and general open/closure information. The information below is not comprehensive and represents only part of the program's final certification decision. SIP assumes no liability for the accuracy of this information.
- Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
Information on biotoxin monitoring in shellfish harvested from Alaska.
- Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Information about Alaska fisheries, hatcheries, and shellfish farms (Alaska state law prohibits finfish farming), including real-time public health advisories.
- Alaska Department of Health and Social Services
Information on public health risks associated with consuming fish and shellfish harvested from Alaska.
- California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Real-time public health advisories of fish and shellfish harvested from California and information on state fisheries, hatcheries, and fish and shellfish farms.
- California Department of Public Health
Real-time public health advisories on fish and shellfish monitored and harvested from California (e.g., paralytic shellfish poisoning and domoic acid advisories).
- California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
State-specific information on health risks associated with consuming fish and shellfish harvested from California (e.g., mercury, PCBs, DDTs, PBDEs, oil)
OEHHA Statewide Advisory for Eating Fish from California Coastal Locations without Site-Specific Advice
- Maine Department of Marine Resources
Real-time public health advisories on fish and shellfish monitored and harvested from Maine.
Shellfish Sanitation and Management
On February 16, 2017, the Oregon Department of Agriculture sent out email and text alerts stating that processors must eviscerate Dungeness crab from southern Oregon due to domoic acid levels. The area is also closed to recreational harvest.
- Oregon Department of Agriculture
Information about fish and shellfish farming in Oregon and real-time public health advisories.
- Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Real-time public health advisories of fish and shellfish harvested from Oregon.
Animal Health, Feeds, and Livestock Identification
Commercial Crab Biotoxin Information
Recreational Shellfish Biotoxin Closures
Seafood Network Information Center
- Washington State Department of Health
Real-time public health advisories and specific information on health risks associated with consuming fish and shellfish harvested from Washington (e.g., mercury, PCBs, DDTs, PBDEs, oil).