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Left-facing side-view illustration of Acadian redfishbig 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 Atlanic cod fish with black speckles, barbel/whisker under lower jaw, and white line going across its side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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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
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Left-facing side profile of a Atlantic herring fish with shiny silvery white body and gold/gray fins. NOAA Fisheries text along tail. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Clupea harengus
Also Known As
Herring, Sea herring, Sild, Common herring, Labrador herring, Sardine, Sperling
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Left-facing side-profile illustration of Atlantic mackerel fish with silvery white underside. Top half of body is blue green with black wavy bars and narrow dark streak along each side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Scomber scombrus
Also Known As
Mackerel, Common mackerel, Boston mackerel, Caballa
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Left-facing side profile illustration of colorful mahi mahi fish with yellow underside, greenish yellow on top half, and then blue and green dorsal fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Coryphaena hippurus
Also Known As
Mahimahi, Dolphinfish, Dolphin, Dorado
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of orange red Northern shrimp with big black eye. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Pandalus borealis
Also Known As
Pink shrimp, Salad shrimp, Coldwater shrimp, Deep water prawn
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Shrimp
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile of Atlantic pollock fish with dark back, white belly, and silvery lateral line across its side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Pollachius virens
Also Known As
Saithe, Coalfish, Coley, Green cod, Boston bluefish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Left-facing side-profile illustration of Atlantic salmon fish with black, gray head and shiny silver body. FARMED label in top right. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Salmo salar
Also Known As
Sea run salmon, Kelts, Black salmon
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Farmed Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of a tan, reddish brown Atlantic sea scallop made of a saucer-shaped upper shell and a second lower shell. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Placopecten magellanicus
Also Known As
Scallop, Sea scallop, Giant scallop
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Scallops
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile illustration of an Atlantic sharpnose shark with small, narrow body and pointy snout. Body is shades of gray with some white spots on the side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Rhizoprionodon terraenovae
Also Known As
Newfoundland shark, Sharp-nosed shark, White shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a bluish gray shortfin mako shark with white underside and pointed snout. Sides are light metallic blue and eyes and pectoral fins smaller (compared to longfin mako shark). Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Isurus oxyrinchus
Also Known As
Mako shark, Blue pointer, Bonito shark, Atlantic mako shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of skipjack tuna with dark purplish blue back. Bottom half of body is silvery white with five dark bands/stripes running along the side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Katsuwonus pelamis
Also Known As
Tuna, Ocean bonito, Lesser tuna, Aku
  • 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 gray spiny dogfish shark wtih white spots and white underside. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Squalus acanthias
Also Known As
Dogfish shark, Cape dogfish, Cape shark, Spring dogfish, Spiked dogfish, Grayfish, Spur dog, Piked dogfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a shiny striped bass fish with black stripes running along its body. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Morone saxatilis
Also Known As
Bass, Rockfish, Striper, Linesider
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast