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Fish, Shellfish and the Gulf Oil Spill

Federal and state officials are monitoring the waters from which seafood is harvested. They have closed areas contaminated by the oil spill to fishing and shellfish harvesting. If you have questions about the safety of seafood from the Gulf, or if you suspect that seafood you have purchased may be contaminated, call 1-888-INFO-FDA (1-888-463-6332).