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.
New York Times - CNN: Is the seafood safe to eat? (Video) - July 10, 2010
The Seattle Times - "Mussels face the nose test; part of Penn Cove OK for shellfish harvesting" - June 5, 2012
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