This book is in encyclopedia format, with the entries arranged alphabetically. Headings include topics (such as handling) and products (such as scallops). For finfish product entries, we have favored the market name listed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its 1988 Fish List. Where there is basically one species or one dominant species on the market, the scientific name is given immediately after the title of the entry. Common names, which are also permitted by the FDA in interstate trade, are given next. Other names sometimes used, many of which are illegal, are listed where appropriate to help you locate descriptions from vernacular names. The Fish List is printed in the Appendix. It has been edited to correct a number of typographical errors in the original document. Information on family and location of the fish has also been added.