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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Kogia sima
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of an oval-shaped Eastern oyster with beige-colored shell. The inside of the shell is white, off-white, and brownish in color. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Crassostrea virginica
Also Known As
American oyster, Atlantic oyster, American cupped oyster, Virginia oyster
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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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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Mesoplodon europaeus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Manta birostris
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex III
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a golden tilefish with silver and gray body, gold, yellow spotting, and dark red tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Lopholatilus chamaeleonticeps
Also Known As
Golden tilefish, Golden bass, Golden snapper, Great northern tilefish, Rainbow tilefish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Halichoerus grypus
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile illustration of a greater amberjack fish with bluish gray back and silvery white belly. Illustration shows an amber stripe on the fish's head and along the middle of the body in addition to a yellow stripe from eye to tail. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Seriola dumerili
Also Known As
Amberjack, Medregal, Coronado
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Left-facing green turtle illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Chelonia mydas
  • Species Category
    Sea Turtles
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of haddock fish with dark lateral line across body and distinguishing black blotch "thumbprint" between the line and pectoral fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Also Known As
Scrod
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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harbor porpoise illustration
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Phocoena phocoena
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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harbor seal illustration
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Phoca vitulina
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of hard clam/Northern quahog with gray shell and brown, black, and white line details NOAA Fisheries text along shell.
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Mercenaria mercenaria
Also Known As
Hard clam, Quahog, Round clam, Chowder clam
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Harp seal illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Pagophilus groenlandicus
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Cystophora cristata
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Humpback whale illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Megaptera novaeangliae
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • 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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Jonah crab illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Cancer borealis
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Crab
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Lepidochelys kempii
  • Species Category
    Sea Turtles
  • ESA Endangered
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Drawing of a killer whale in profile
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Orcinus orca
Also Known As
Orca
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • 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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Dermochelys coriacea
  • Species Category
    Sea Turtles
  • ESA Endangered
  • 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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Caretta caretta
  • Species Category
    Sea Turtles
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened - Foreign
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of a longfin squid with reddish pink mantle and blueish purple fins and tentacles. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Doryteuthis (Amerigo) pealeii
Also Known As
Longfin inshore squid, Loligo, Winter squid, Boston squid
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Squid
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Globicephala melas
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Peponocephala electra
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Balaenoptera acutorostrata
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix I
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast