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Species Name Species Category Region
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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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Sebastes paucispinis
Also Known As
Bocaccio, Rock Salmon, Salmon Rockfish, Pacific Red Snapper, Pacific Snapper, Oregon Red Snapper, Oregon Snapper, Longjaw, Merou, Jack, Snapper, Rock Cod, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of a pale pink-colored California market squid with red speckles all over and big eyes. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Doryteuthis (Loligo) opalescens
Also Known As
Squid, Pacific loligo squid, Opalescent inshore squid
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Squid
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    West Coast
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Sebastes pinniger
Also Known As
Canaries, Canary rockcod, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a chinook salmon fish with blue-green back and black speckles on its upper half and tail fin. Chinook salmon are silver on the sides and have white bellies. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Also Known As
King salmon, Spring salmon, Tyee, Winter, Quinnat, Blackmouth
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a big chum salmon fish with dark metallic bluish-green coloring and black speckles on its upper half and lighter, paler belly. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus keta
Also Known As
Salmon, Chum, Keta, Dog salmon, Calico salmon, Chub
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a big coho salmon fish with dark metallic blue back, silver sides, and a light belly. Small black spots are present on the upper lobe of the tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus kisutch
Also Known As
Salmon, Silver salmon, Medium red salmon, Hoopid salmon, White salmon
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of a Dover sole flatfish with dull light-brown coloring and both eyes on the right side of their head. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Microstomus pacificus
Also Known As
Sole, Slippery sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of an English sole flatfish with diamond-shaped body, brown coloring, pointed snout, and both eyes on the right side of their head. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Parophrys vetulus
Also Known As
Sole, Lemon sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of  flathead sole flatfish with oval-shaped, reddish gray-brown body, and both eyes on the right of their head. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Hippoglossoides elassodon
Also Known As
Sole, Flounder, Flathead flounder, Halibut-like flounder
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a long lingcod fish with a big head and mouth and copper-colored mottling/spotting on its body. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Ophiodon elongatus
Also Known As
Cultus cod, Blue cod, Bluefish, Green cod, Buffalo cod, Greenling, White cod
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a gray swordfish with long, sword-like bill, large eye, and black coloring on top. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Xiphias gladius
Also Known As
Broadbill swordfish, Espada, Emperado, A`u, Mekajiki, Shutome
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a small, thin, silvery white Northern anchovy fish with darker, bluish-green back. Northern anchovy have big mouths and long, protruding snout. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Engraulis mordax
Also Known As
Anchovy, North Pacific anchovy, California anchovy
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of round, silvery gray opah. Body has white spots and red toward belly and face. Mouth and fins are red. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Lampris guttatus, Lampris spp.
Also Known As
Moonfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of an albacore tuna with big eyes and torpedo-shaped body. Bottom half of body is silvery white, dark blue on top/back, and lighter blue laterally. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Thunnus alalunga
Also Known As
Albacore, Germon, Longfinned tuna, Albecor, Ahipalaha, Tombo
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • 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
Bigeye, `Ahi, Mabachi
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a bluefin tuna fish with silvery white bottom half and blue and green on top half and back. Bluefin tuna fish have small yellow fins from second dorsal to tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Thunnus orientalis
Also Known As
Northern bluefin tuna, Tuna, Bluefin tuna
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a brown/grayish Pacific cod fish with dark spot patterning and long chin barbell (a whisker-like organ). Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Gadus macrocephalus
Also Known As
Cod, Alaska cod, Gray cod, True cod
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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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
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of a right-facing, mottled gray-brown Pacific halibut flatfish with both diamon-shaped body. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Hippoglossus stenolepis
Also Known As
Halibut, Alaskan halibut
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a blue Pacific mackerel fish with  dark wavy lines on its back and a light, silvery underside. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Scomber japonicus
Also Known As
Chub mackerel, Spanish mackerel
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    West Coast
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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
Mahi mahi, Dolphinfish, Dorado
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of red ocean perch fish with spikey, jagged fins and tail. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sebastes alutus
Also Known As
POP, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Drawings of three types of salmon
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a small Pacific sardine fish with blue-green on its back, white underbelly, and dark spots along its side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sardinops sagax caerulea
Also Known As
Pilchard, California sardine, California pilchard, Sardina, Sardine
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    West Coast