Note: CDFW does not conduct testing or monitoring related to the safety of consuming sport- or commercial-caught finfish and shellfish.
Three major federal agencies are currently monitoring the radiation from the Fukushima disaster: the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). NOAA monitors marine debris and atmospheric dispersion of radioactive particles; the FDA tracks Japanese imports to insure food safety; while the EPA monitors air and water for radiation that is harmful to human health. For more information regarding federal monitoring, please see the links and contact information listed below:
On the state level, monitoring is conducted by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). For more information regarding state monitoring, please see the links and contact information listed below: