Links and Resources - Seafood and Aquatic Life

EPA - Estuaries and Coastal Watersheds
The National Estuary Program (NEP) is a network of voluntary community-based programs that safeguards the health of important coastal ecosystems across the country.

FDA - Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List
The Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List (ICSSL) is published monthly for the information and use by food control officials, seafood industry and other interested persons.

FDA - Purchasing Reef Fish Species Associated with the Hazard of Ciguatera Fish Poisoning
This guidance is intended for primary seafood processors who purchase reef fish such as grouper, amberjack, snapper, lionfish, king mackerel, and barracuda.

FDA - Various Shellfish Associated Toxins
Foodborne Pathogenic Microorganisms and Natural Toxins Handbook. Provides basic facts about various shellfish-associated toxins.

Galveston Bay Estuary Program - Home
A program of The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), GBEP is part of a network of twenty-eight National Estuary Programs (NEP) in the United States, working with local stakeholders to restore and protect estuaries of national significance that are threatened by pollution, development, or overuse.

Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference - Vibrio Vulnificus
These courses will prepare physicians, nurses, and dietitians to identify the clinical manifestations of Vibrio vulnificus, know current treatment guidelines, recognize groups who are at a higher-risk of illness, and advise patients to avoid exposure.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute - Home
WHOI is dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers of ocean science. Its primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact with Earth as a whole.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute - Harmful Algae
The Harmful Algae Page is supported by a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research Coastal Ocean Program (NOAA/CSCOR/COP) grant to the National Office for Marine Biotoxins and Harmful Algal Blooms at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Dr. Don Anderson, Director.