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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Side-profile illustration of brown monkfish with mouth open and small jagged teeth showing. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Lophius americanus
Also Known As
Goosefish, Monktails, Angler, Fishing frog, Allmouth, Molligut, Abbot, Sea-devil, Lotte
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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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
Northern albacore, Longfin tuna, Germon
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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North Atlantic Right Whale illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Eubalaena glacialis
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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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
Broadbilled swordfish, Broadbill, Espada, Emperado
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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13 species of New England groundfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Illustration of winter skate and little skate.
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Hyperoodon ampullatus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Ocean pout illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Zoarces americanus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Illustration of ocean quahog clam species with dark brown, hard, oval shell showing growth rings. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Arctica islandica
Also Known As
Clam, Quahog, Black clam, Mahogany quahog
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Carcharhinus longimanus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Protected Fish
    • Sharks
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex III
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • 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
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a small pink shrimp with long walking legs and swimming legs. Dark-colored spot located on the side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Farfantepenaeus duorarum
Also Known As
Spotted shrimp, Hopper, Pink spotted shrimp, Brown spotted shrimp, Grooved shrimp, Green shrimp, Pink night shrimp, Red shrimp, Skipper, Pushed shrimp
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Shrimp
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Profile drawing of Pygmy Killer Whale
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Feresa attenuata
  • 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
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Kogia breviceps
  • 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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Side-profile illustration of a red grouper fish with dark red body, white spots and some pink shading, and a large mouth. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Epinephelus morio
Also Known As
Grouper, Cherna americana, Negre
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of red hake showing reddish brown coloring with tan spots and white belly. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Urophycis chuss
Also Known As
Ling, Squirrel hake
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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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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Alosa pseudoharengus, Alosa aestivalis
  • Species Category
    Fish
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Steno bredanensis
  • 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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Side-profile illustration of a silvery scup fish with white belly, darker, blue color on its head, and spiny fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Stenotomus chrysops
Also Known As
Porgy, Maiden, Fair maid, Ironsides, Northern porgy
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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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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Delphinus delphis
  • 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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Side-profile illustration of a bluish gray shortfin mako shark with white underside and pointed snout. Sides are light metallic blue and eyes and pectoral fins smaller (compared to longfin mako shark). Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Isurus oxyrinchus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Sharks
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of illex squid commonly known as shortfin squid.
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Illex illecebrosus
Also Known As
Illex squid, Summer squid
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Squid
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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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