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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Sebastes flavidus
Also Known As
Yellowtail rockfish, Greenie, Yellow sea perch, Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Right-facing yellowfin sole fish illustration with round, dark brown body, and yellow fins and tail. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Limanda aspera
Also Known As
Sole, Flounder
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
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Sebastes ruberrimus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Left-facing side profile illustration of great white shark with white underside. Top half of body and most of tail is dark gray.
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Carcharodon carcharias
Also Known As
Great white
Great white shark
White pointer
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Pycnopodia helianthoides
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
  • ESA Candidate
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Eumetopias jubatus
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Delisted
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Strategic
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Mesoplodon stejnegeri
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Oncorhynchus mykiss
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Experimental Population
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Phoca largha
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • Region
    Alaska
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Physeter macrocephalus
  • 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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Side-profile illustration of a silvery sockeye salmon fish with black speckles on its back. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus nerka
Also Known As
Red salmon, Blueback salmon, Redfish, Summer Sockeye
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a bright red shortspine thornyhead fish with a big head, big yellow eye, and a spiny ridge on its head. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sebastolobus alascanus
Also Known As
Thornyhead, Idiot fish, Idiot cod, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Left-facing illustration of short-finned pilot whale with mostly black body and white underside. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Globicephala macrorhynchus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • 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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Balaenoptera borealis
  • 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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Anoplopoma fimbria
Also Known As
Black cod, Butterfish, Skil, Beshow, Coalfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Farmed Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a sablefish with long body resembling a cod fish. Upper half of body is dark gray and lower half is lighter gray. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Anoplopoma fimbria
Also Known As
Black cod, Butterfish, Skil, Beshow, Coalfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of a right-facing, right-eyed rock sole flatfish with brown body and mottled with yellow and dark spots. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Lepidopsetta billineta (southern rock sole) and Lepidopsetta polyxystra (northern rock sole)
Also Known As
Sole, Flounder, Rock flounder, Two-lined flounder, White-bellied flounder
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Grampus griseus
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • 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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ringed seal illustration
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Phoca (pusa) hispida
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • Region
    Alaska
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Histriophoca fasciata
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    Alaska
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Glyptocephalus zachirus
Also Known As
Witch sole, Threadfin sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of a red king crab with sharp spines all over, six legs, and claws. One claw is larger than the other. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Paralithodes camtschaticus
Also Known As
Alaska king crab, King crab
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Crab
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
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Pinto abalone illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Haliotis kamtschatkana
Also Known As
Northern Abalone, Threaded Abalone
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Abalone
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a pink salmon fish with white underside, silver and pink on the side, and green upper back with dark spots. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Also Known As
Humpback salmon, Humpy, Gorbusch, Haddo, Holia
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Right-facing petrale sole flatfish with both eyes on its right side and an oval/round body. Depicted upper side of the body is dark brown in color. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Eopsetta jordani
Also Known As
Sole, Flounder, California sole, Brill, Petral, Jordan’s flounder, Round-nosed sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast