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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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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
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  • 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
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  • Region
    Alaska
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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
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side profile, left-facing illustration of Baird's beaked whale. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Berardius bairdii
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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bearded seal illustration
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Erignathus barbatus
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • Region
    Alaska
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Beluga whale illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Delphinapterus leucas
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
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Illustration of open blue mussel with NOAA Fisheries text along right side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Mytilus edulis
Also Known As
Edible mussel
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Balaenoptera musculus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • 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
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Bowhead whale illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Balaena mysticetus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Alaska
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Sebastes pinniger
Also Known As
Canaries, Canary rockcod, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Ziphius cavirostris
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side profile Dall's porpoise illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Phocoenoides dalli
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Thaleichthys pacificus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Profile drawing of False Killer Whale
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Pseudorca crassidens
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of fin whale.
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Balaenoptera physalus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • 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
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-view illustration of geoduck showing tan, long siphon (neck) and small white shell. NOAA Fisheries text along bottom of siphon.
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Panopea generosa
Also Known As
King Clam
Elephant Clam
Gweduck
Goeduck
Goiduck
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Eschrichtius robustus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Acipenser medirostris
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast