The Ban On A Fish In Order To Preserve Its Numbers
The redfish is a pretty rare species of fish, so when a New Orleans chef published a recipe for its preparation back in 1980, the redfish population started to dwindle even more, to the point that the fish became endangered. This is a case of the FDA stepping to preserve the species rather than for any safety measures. To this day, redfish is banned in every state except Mississippi.
The Commerce Department stepped in in 1986 and forced redfish fisheries to close down and limit fish sales. Why? So that the numbers could increase. But even with the ban in place, most states still allow for the fishing of redfish, as long as it is for personal use only.