Importing seafood

The importation of seafood is governed by the Food and Drug Administration, the National Marine Fisheries Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service. The importation of marine mammals is also under the jurisdiction of the NMFS and FWS.

Tuna and anchovies are subject to Quota.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife restricts the quantity of caviar that can be brought into the U.S. by travelers to 250 grams. If the traveler has more than that quantity, the goods will be subject to seizure. There are also restrictions on commercial importations.

There is an embargo on shrimp, prawns and products from certain countries. The Department of State, Office of Marine Conservation has provided Customs and Border Protection (CBP) with a list of countries they certified as using acceptable methods of shrimp harvesting. Imports of shrimp from certified countries are admissible. Ask a cleared and delivered rep for the latest
status on seafood imports.