California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Fukushima Disaster Information

Note: CDFW does not conduct testing or monitoring related to the safety of consuming sport- or commercial-caught finfish and shellfish.

Federal Monitoring

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:

State Monitoring

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: