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Sustainability and Regulations


This section of the Seafood Health Facts Website is designed to help consumers and healthcare professionals better understand how fisheries are managed to make populations sustainable and how seafood products are regulated to ensure that they are safe.

Sustainability and Fisheries Management

This information provides a brief description of how commercial fish and shellfish stocks are managed in the U.S. and how to evaluate the status of various fish stocks using the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Website Fish Watch

Seafood Regulatory Oversight

This information provides a brief description of the roles of various Federal and State agencies in regulating the commercial seafood supply and recreational fishing activities. Included are seafood safety, fair trade, and fishery management responsibilities.