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NOAA Fisheries, Office of Sustainable Fisheries, NSIL
3209 Frederic Street
Pascagoula, MS 39567
(228) 769-8964

Accreditation #89735

National Seafood Inspection Laboratory

The National Seafood Inspection Laboratory (NSIL) was established as the Regional Pascagoula Technology Station in 1957 and was reorganized in 1974 to scientifically support the Department of Commerce National Seafood Inspection Program. As a result of an Agency reorganization in 1996, NSIL adapted its food safety risk analysis expertise to support specific fishery management and data collection programs of the Office of Sustainable Fisheries in the Headquarters Division of the National Marine Fisheries Service.

NSIL supplies seafood and aquatic animal health information and data to:

The mission of the National Seafood Inspection Laboratory is to provide analytical laboratory, data management, Regulatory Compliance Risk Analysis, and Technology Transfer expertise to meet the Office of Sustainable Fisheries (OSF) fishery management and seafood safety responsibilities.


NOAA Fisheries NSIL Building in Pascagoula, Mississippi