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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Shortnose sturgeon illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Acipenser brevirostrum
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Left-facing side profile illustration of silver hake fish with yellow eye and mouth open. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Merluccius bilinearis
Also Known As
Whiting, Atlantic hake, New England hake
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Mesoplodon bidens
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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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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Stenella longirostris
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Stenella coeruleoalba
  • 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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Illustration of a single, long, yellowish brown sugar kelp. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
Saccharina latissima
Also Known As
Sea belt
Devil's apron
  • Species Category
    Other
    • Farmed Seafood
    • Seaweed
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Left-eyed summer flounder flatfish illustration with dark brown body, dark spots, and lighter, tan-colored fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Paralichthys dentatus
Also Known As
Flounder, Fluke, Northern fluke, Hirame
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Mesoplodon mirus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a bluefin tuna fish with silvery white bottom half and blue and green on top half and back. Bluefin tuna fish have small yellow fins from second dorsal to tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Thunnus thynnus
Also Known As
Tuna, Bluefin tuna, Toro, Maguro, Giant bluefin, Northern bluefin tuna
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of White Hake. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Urophycis tenuis
Also Known As
Mud hake, Boston hake
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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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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Side-profile illustration of a white shrimp with 10 long, skinny walking legs, five pairs of bigger swimming legs, and long red antennae. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Litopenaeus setiferus
Also Known As
Northern white shrimp, Gray shrimp, Lake shrimp, Green shrimp, Common shrimp, Daytona shrimp, Southern shrimp
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Shrimp
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Lagenorhynchus albirostris
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Windowpane flounder illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Scophthalmus aquosus
Also Known As
Sand dab
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Winter flounder illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Pseudopleuronectes americanus
Also Known As
Flounder, Sole, Lemon sole, Georges Bank flounder, Blackback flounder
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Leucoraja ocellata
Also Known As
Skate, Big skate, Spotted skate, Eyed skate
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Witch flounder illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Glyptocephalus cynoglossus
Also Known As
Grey sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile illustration of a silvery gray wreckfish with some buish gray on its back. Wreckfish has blackfish brown fins and a big head and mouth. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Polyprion americanus
Also Known As
Sea bass, Stone bass
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Right-facing, right-eyed yellowtail flounder fish illustration. This flatfish has a reddish brown body with rusty red spots and yellow fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Limanda ferruginea
Also Known As
Flounder, Rusty dab
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic