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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Live Molluscan Shellfish Export Certificates

Starting February 08, 2017, dealers exporting live molluscan shellfish will have the option to obtain a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Live Aquatic Animals Health Certificate and General Export Health Certificate from the State of Alaska.

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation Food Safety and Sanitation (ADEC-FSS) program will be issuing Export Certificates on behalf of NOAA, a benefit to dealers who would like to pick up export certificates at the Anchorage ADEC-FSS office.

  1. At least 3 business days before submitting a certificate request, contact ADEC-FSS by phone or email to confirm the availability of staff.
  2. Complete the USDC Application online at customerlogin.html. Include in the “Comments to Seafood Personnel” section of the certificate request that you would like ADEC-FSS to issue the certificate and indicate whether you would like the certificate mailed or held for pick-up. For example: “ Pick up certificates at ADEC-FSS” or “ADEC-FSS: mail certificates( to ____ )”
  3. Immediately following the submission of your certificate request, send an email to that includes the following information:
    • Submitter Name
    • Business Name
    • Phone Number
    • Number of Certificates Requested
    • NOAA Request ID number

Certificate requests must be made after harvest.

Certificates may be picked up from Monday thru Friday, excluding state holidays, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm at the ADEC-FSS office located at:

555 Cordova Street, 5th Floor
Anchorage, AK 99502

If you have questions please contact ADEC-FSS at 907-269-7501 or