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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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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 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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Side-profile illustration of a narrow, silvery king mackerel fish with darker, gray coloring on its back. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Scomberomorus cavalla
Also Known As
Cavalla, Sierra
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Southeast
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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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Side-profile illustration of a silvery blue and green Spanish mackerel fish with yellow spots on its side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Scomberomorus maculatus
Also Known As
Mackerel, Spotted cybium, Bay mackerel, Spotted mackerel
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    Southeast
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Color drawings of west coast pelagic species
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Coastal Pelagic Fish
  • Region
    West Coast