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  1. Seafood Guidance Documents & Regulatory Information

FDA Seafood List Updates for 2021

The following additions and changes to The Seafood List have been made in 2021.

  • 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.
2021 Seafood List Additions and Changes: July - December
Type Additions and Changes to the Seafood List Acceptable Market Name(s) Regulation or Law Common Name Scientific Name
V New Species Hogfish   Barred Hogfish Bodianus scrofa
I(C) New Species Deep Sea Crab   Deep Red Crab Chaceon afiinis
I(C) New Species Red Crab   West African Geryon Chaceon maritae
I New Species Volute   Olla Volute Cymbium olla
V New Species Flyingfish   Japanese Flyingfish Cypselurus agoo
V New Species Seabass   Spotted Seabass Dicentrarchus punctatus
V New Species Porgy   Threadfin Porgy Evynnis cardinalis
V New Species Sole   Atlantic Sole Pegusa lascaris
V New Species Rockfish   Offshore Rockfish Pontinus khulii
V New Species Sardines   Goldstripe Sardinella Sardinella gibbose
V Addition Mackerel or Chub Mackerel   Chub Mackerel Scomber japonicus
V New Species Cuttlefish   Kisslip Cuttlefish Sepia lycidas
V New Species Bass   Black Bear Bass Serranus atricauda
V New Species Whiting   School Whiting Sillago bassensis
V New Species Whiting   Eastern School Whiting Sillago flindersi
V New Species Whiting   Stout Whiting Sillago robusta
I   Sea Urchin   Violet Sea Urchin Spaerechinus granularis
V New Species Goby   Burrowing Goby Trypauchen vagina
I(C) New Species Fiddler or Ghost Crab   Swamp Ghost Crab Ucides cordates
2021 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
V New Species Surfperch   Barred Surfperch Amphistichus argenteus
V Add Common Name     Atlantic Tripletail Lobotes surinamensis
V New Species Carp   Bridgelip Sucker Catostomus columbianus
V Add Common Name     Black Perch Embiotoca jacksoni
V New Species Pompano   Florida Pompano Trachinotus carolinus
V New Species Carp   Largescale Sucker Catostomus macrocheilus
V New Species Muskellunge   Muskellunge Esox masquinongy
V New Species Carp   Northern Pikeminnow Ptychocheilus oregonensis
V New Species Channa or Snakehead   Northern Snakehead Channa argus
V New Species Whitefish   Mountain Whitefish Prosopium williamsoni
V New Species Carp   Peamouth Mylocheilus caurinus
V New Species Smelt   Pacific Rainbow Smelt Osmerus dentex
V New Species Carp   Redhorse Moxostoma spp.
V New Species Stingray   Roughtail Stingray Bathytoshia centroura
V New Species Carp   Sacramento Pikeminnow Ptychocheilus grandis
V New Species Sanddab   Speckled Sanddab Citharichthys stigmaeus
V New Species Carp   Spotted Sucker Minytrema melanops
I New Species Clam, Littleneck   Pacific Littleneck Clam Leukoma staminea
I(C) New Species Crab, Rock   Pacific Rock Crab Romaleon antennarium
I(C) New Species Crayfish or Crawfish   Signal Crayfish Pacifastacus leniusculus
I(C) New Species Crayfish or Crawfish   White River Crayfish Procambarus zonangulus
V New Species Damselfish   Banded Sergeant Abudefduf septemfasciatus
V Add Common Name Grouper   Honeycomb Grouper Epinephelus merra
V New Species Rockfish   Light Dusky Rockfish Sebastes variabilis
V New Species Croaker   Belanger's Croaker Johnius belangerii
V New Species Grouper   Black-dotted Grouper Epinephelus stictus
V New Species Goatfish   Japanese Goatfish Upeneus japonicus
I(C) New Species Crab, Scarlet (*)   Scarlet King Crab” Lithodes couesi
I(C) New Species Lobster, Rock   Juan Fernandez Rock Lobster Jasus frontalis
V Common Name Change Channa or Snakehead   African Obscure Snakehead Parachanna obscura
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