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Online Tool Screens Finfish Fillets for Mislabeling, Substitution

Developed by the National Seafood Inspection Laboratory, the tool supports the nation’s safe, sustainable seafood supply.
March 13, 2019 - Feature Story ,

Visit Us At Seafood Expo North America

A leadership message from NOAA Fisheries Assistant Administrator Chris Oliver.
March 11, 2019 - Leadership Message ,
Seafood on ice.

Statement by John Henderschedt, United States Commissioner to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas

A message from John Henderschedt, Director of NOAA Fisheries' Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection.
November 21, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Bluefin tuna.

Sustainable Seafood: A U.S. Fisherman’s Perspective

Commercial fisherman Chris Brown has spent nearly his whole life fishing the waters of New England. See what he has to say about the current state of U.S. fisheries and why American seafood is among the most sustainable natural resources in the world.
October 24, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Commercial fisherman Chris Brown.

Seafood Industry and Scientists Team Up to Make the Most of Opah

Warm-blooded fish produces seven distinct types of meat providing new opportunities for seafood chefs.
October 15, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Internal body temperature profile of an opah. Photo credit: Wegner et al. 2015.

Savoring Seafood: National Seafood Month 2018

This October, celebrate National Seafood Month and join us in savoring sustainable seafood.
October 01, 2018 - Feature Story ,
Seafood on ice

The Blue Economy Initiative Means Seafood for the Future

A message from Chris Oliver, head of NOAA Fisheries.
October 01, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
Workers unload halibut.

U.S. Seafood Import Monitoring Program to Include Shrimp and Abalone by December 31

By December 31, 2018, it will be mandatory for foreign shrimp products to be accompanied by harvest and landing data for shrimp and abalone imports entering the U.S.
April 23, 2018 - Feature Story

U.S. Strengthens Law on Seafood Imports

We appreciate Congress’ support for the Seafood Import Monitoring Program in the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. The Seafood Import Monitoring Program is critical to curbing Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing and ensuring that seafood
March 23, 2018 - Leadership Message ,
US flag and cargo ship at port.

Certification of Chinese Origin Aquaculture (Farm Raised) Scallops to the EU

In September 2016, the NOAA Seafood Inspection Program (SIP) was requested by a U.S. exporter to issue European Union (EU) Health Certificates for Chinese bay scallops (Argopecten irradians). Based on the fact that both the Chinese processor and the U.S.
February 07, 2018 - Feature Story