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NOAA Fisheries
Office of Sustainable Fisheries
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Highly Migratory Species

Domestic Fisheries

Regulatory Services
Seafood Inspection Laboratory
Seafood Safety Issues
Chemistry Services
Microbiological Services
Partnerships and Communications


The National Seafood Inspection Laboratory was established as the Regional
Pascagoula Technology Station in 1957 and was reorganized in 1974 to
picture of early morning oceanscientifically 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 information and data pertaining to seafood and aquatic animal health to:

  • Other Federal Agencies
  • State Agencies
  • Academia
  • Industry
  • Media
  • Consumers
  • Other Stakeholders

Proposed new NOAA Fisheries Building
Pascagoula, MS

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