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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Side-profile of bigeye tuna fish with shiny white on bottom and mid of body and yellow and dark blue on top. Tail fin is dark gray while other fins are more tan. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Thunnus obesus
Also Known As
Tuna, Big eye, Ahi-b
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a beige-colored blacktip shark with sharp, pointy snout. Underside is white and fins have black tips. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Carcharhinus limbatus
Also Known As
Black fin shark, Blacktip whaler, Common blacktip shark, Gray shark, Requiem shark, Small blacktip shark, Spot-fin ground shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Left-facing illustration of yellow, olive green Atlanic cod fish with black speckles, barbel/whisker under lower jaw, and white line going across its side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Gadus morhua
Also Known As
Cod, Codling, Scrod cod, Markets, Steakers
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a bluish gray common thresher shark with white underbelly and sickle-shaped tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Alopias vulpinus
Also Known As
Thresher shark, Fox shark, Sea fox, Swingletail, Whiptail shark, Thintail shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of goliath grouper
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Epinephelus itajara
Also Known As
Jewfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Reef Fish
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  • Region
    Southeast
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Left-facing side profile of a Atlantic herring fish with shiny silvery white body and gold/gray fins. NOAA Fisheries text along tail. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Clupea harengus
Also Known As
Herring, Sea herring, Sild, Common herring, Labrador herring, Sardine, Sperling
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Left-facing side-profile illustration of Atlantic mackerel fish with silvery white underside. Top half of body is blue green with black wavy bars and narrow dark streak along each side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Scomber scombrus
Also Known As
Mackerel, Common mackerel, Boston mackerel, Caballa
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Left-facing side profile illustration of colorful mahi mahi fish with yellow underside, greenish yellow on top half, and then blue and green dorsal fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Coryphaena hippurus
Also Known As
Mahimahi, Dolphinfish, Dolphin, Dorado
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Atlantic menhaden illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Brevoortia tyrannus
Also Known As
Fatback, Bunker, Pogie, Mossback
  • Species Category
    Fish
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Left-facing side-profile illustration of Atlantic salmon fish with black, gray head and shiny silver body. FARMED label in top right. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Salmo salar
Also Known As
Sea run salmon, Kelts, Black salmon
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Farmed Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of an Atlantic sharpnose shark with small, narrow body and pointy snout. Body is shades of gray with some white spots on the side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Rhizoprionodon terraenovae
Also Known As
Newfoundland shark, Sharp-nosed shark, White shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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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
Also Known As
Mako shark, Blue pointer, Bonito shark, Atlantic mako shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of skipjack tuna with dark purplish blue back. Bottom half of body is silvery white with five dark bands/stripes running along the side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Katsuwonus pelamis
Also Known As
Tuna, Ocean bonito, Lesser tuna, Aku
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a gray spiny dogfish shark wtih white spots and white underside. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Squalus acanthias
Also Known As
Dogfish shark, Cape dogfish, Cape shark, Spring dogfish, Spiked dogfish, Grayfish, Spur dog, Piked dogfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side profile illustration of Atlantic spotted dolphin. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Stenella frontalis
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a shiny striped bass fish with black stripes running along its body. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Morone saxatilis
Also Known As
Bass, Rockfish, Striper, Linesider
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Illustration of white Atlantic surfclam made of triangular shell with yellowish tan, rounded edges. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Spisula solidissima
Also Known As
Surfclam, Hen clam, Bar clam, Sea clam
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Left-facing side profile illustration of wahoo fish with skinny, narrow body. Coloring is darker blues above and more pale blue and silver coloring for the bottom half. Irregular blackish-blue vertical stripes on sides. Credit: NOAA Fisheries
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Acanthocybium solandri
Also Known As
Kinkfish, Peto, Guarapucu, Ono, Thazard batard
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Lagenorhynchus acutus
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of yellowfin tuna fish with bright yellow fins and finlets. Body is blue on the top, white on the underside, and there's a yellow stripe along the side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Thunnus albacares
Also Known As
Tuna, Ahi
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side-profile illustration of a black grouper fish with olive gray body and black blotches. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Mycteroperca bonaci
Also Known As
Grouper, Blackfin grouper, Marbled rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Reef Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Side profile illustration of a black sea bass fish with blue and white spotting on scales. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Centropristis striata
Also Known As
Sea bass, Blackfish, Rock bass, Black bass, Tallywag
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Mesoplodon densirostris
  • 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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Blue catfish illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Ictalurus furcatus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast