Seafood Safety

Seafood Consumer Resources

Learning more about the complexities associated with seafood safety sustainability can help consumers make more informed choices when selecting seafood. Informed consumers who understand the importance of healthy ecosystems and sustainable harvesting practices, who appreciate the health benefits of seafood consumption, and who understand how to evaluate the safety of the seafood they select help contribute to the long-term health and sustainability of our domestic seafood industry. The following resources will help you become a more informed consumer about the seafood you eat.


Sustainability and Trade

Florida Seafood and Aquaculture Information:

NOAA FishWatch: Useful facts about the safety and sustainability of U.S. seafood

University of Rhode Island Seafood Sustainable Initiative: Research on sustainability efforts

Gulf Seafood Trace: Seafood traceability program for Gulf of Mexico seafood

FDA Acceptable Seafood Market Names

Seafood Handbook:  Directory of the most common seafood species in the U.S. marketplace A web-based resource to connect seafood wholesalers, retail markets, processors, and food suppliers to consumers


Seafood Health and Nutrition

Seafood Health Facts

Florida Fish Consumption Advisories

A Nutrient Database for Southeastern Seafood

A Consumer Guide to Safe Seafood Handling


 Seafood Recipes