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The documents on this page were produced by the NOAA Seafood Inspection Program and contain information on program regulations, policies, fee schedules, and services.  These documents may be periodically updated.


SIP Publications Title 50 Grade Standards Program Requirements Label Submittal Instructions Non-Standardized Products NOAA Inspection Manual



Inspection & Analytical Services Fees


Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. FDA regarding cooperation and information sharing in seafood inspection

Memorandum of Understanding with Russia concerning certification of exports to the Russia


Client Services

Advertising Policy

Consumer Tips - Seafood Safety


Washington Post

LA Times

New York Times - CNN: Is the seafood safe to eat? (Video) - July 10, 2010

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta gets an exclusive look at the government lab that tests the seafood that comes out of the Gulf.

The Seattle Times - "Mussels face the nose test; part of Penn Cove OK for shellfish harvesting" - June 5, 2012




NOAA :: SIP - Publications

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Our Vision:

  • "An informed society that has confidence in the seafood that they purchase, sell and consume today and in the future."

Our Mission:

  • To ensure the safety and quality as well as enhance the marketability and sustainability of seafood products for the benefit of the American consumer by providing science based inspection services to the seafood industry.