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Species Directory

Sustainable Seafood

U.S. fisheries are among the world’s largest and most sustainable. Seafood harvested from federally-managed U.S. fisheries is inherently sustainable as a result of the U.S. fishery management process. Can’t find a particular type of seafood? It may not be in our directory if: it is primarily harvested from state (not federal) waters, it is a freshwater species, or it is not a product of the United States.

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Species Name Species Category Region
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Left-facing side-view illustration of Acadian redfish, big black eye and spiky fins. NOAA Fisheries text along tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sebastes fasciatus
Also Known As
Redfish, Ocean perch, Labrador redfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Left-facing side-view illustration of Alaska pollock. Fins and top of fish is dark gray/black and fades to silver/white with tan speckled coloring. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Gadus chalcogrammus
Also Known As
Pollock, Walleye pollock, Pacific pollock
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
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Top view looking down illustration of a reddish orange Alaska snow crab. NOAA Fisheries text along back of body. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Chionoecetes opilio
Also Known As
Opilio, Opies
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Crab
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
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Homarus americanus
Also Known As
Lobster
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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American plaice illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Hippoglossoides platessoides
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Right-facing reddish brown arrowtooth flounder fish with lighter, tan-colored fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Atheresthes stomias
Also Known As
Flounder, Arrowtooth halibut, Turbot, Paltus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile of bigeye tuna fish with shiny white on bottom and mid of body and yellow and dark blue on top. Tail fin is dark gray while other fins are more tan. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Thunnus obesus
Also Known As
Tuna, Big eye, Ahi-b
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a beige-colored blacktip shark with sharp, pointy snout. Underside is white and fins have black tips. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Carcharhinus limbatus
Also Known As
Black fin shark, Blacktip whaler, Common blacktip shark, Gray shark, Requiem shark, Small blacktip shark, Spot-fin ground shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Atlantic chub mackerel illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Scomber colias
Also Known As
Mackerel, Chub mackerel, Tinker mackerel
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Left-facing illustration of yellow, olive green Atlantic cod fish with black speckles, barbel/whisker under lower jaw, and white line going across its side.
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Gadus morhua
Also Known As
Cod, Codling, Scrod cod, Markets, Steakers
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a bluish gray common thresher shark with white underbelly and sickle-shaped tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Alopias vulpinus
Also Known As
Thresher shark, Fox shark, Sea fox, Swingletail, Whiptail shark, Thintail shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of an Atlantic deep-sea red crab. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Chaceon quinquedens
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Crab
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Right-facing illustration of Atlantic halibut with dark brown body, mouth open, and two eyes. NOAA Fisheries text along tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Hippoglossus hippoglossus
Also Known As
Atlantic halibut, Halibut
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic