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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Right-facing reddish brown arrowtooth flounder fish with lighter, tan-colored fins. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Atheresthes stomias
Also Known As
Flounder, Arrowtooth halibut, Turbot, Paltus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side profile, left-facing illustration of Baird's beaked whale. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Berardius bairdii
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of a black abalone with blackish/blue shell with 8 holes. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Haliotis cracherodii
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Abalone
  • ESA Endangered
  • Region
    West Coast
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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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Illustration of open blue mussel with NOAA Fisheries text along right side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Mytilus edulis
Also Known As
Edible mussel
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Balaenoptera musculus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • 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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Sebastes paucispinis
Also Known As
Bocaccio, Rock Salmon, Salmon Rockfish, Pacific Red Snapper, Pacific Snapper, Oregon Red Snapper, Oregon Snapper, Longjaw, Merou, Jack, Snapper, Rock Cod, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Sebastes paucispinis
Also Known As
Bocaccio, Rock Salmon, Salmon Rockfish, Pacific Red Snapper, Pacific Snapper, Oregon Red Snapper, Oregon Snapper, Longjaw, Merou, Jack, Snapper, Rock Cod, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered
  • Region
    West Coast
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Left-facing illustration of Bryde's whale. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Balaenoptera edeni
  • 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 a pale pink-colored California market squid with red speckles all over and big eyes. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Doryteuthis (Loligo) opalescens
Also Known As
Squid, Pacific loligo squid, Opalescent inshore squid
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Squid
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    West Coast
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Zalophus californianus
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    West Coast
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Sebastes pinniger
Also Known As
Canaries, Canary rockcod, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a chinook salmon fish with blue-green back and black speckles on its upper half and tail fin. Chinook salmon are silver on the sides and have white bellies. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
Also Known As
King salmon, Spring salmon, Tyee, Winter, Quinnat, Blackmouth
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a chinook salmon fish with blue-green back and black speckles on its upper half and tail fin. Chinook salmon are silver on the sides and have white bellies. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus tshawytscha
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Candidate
  • ESA Experimental Population
  • ESA Experimental Population
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a big chum salmon fish with dark metallic bluish-green coloring and black speckles on its upper half and lighter, paler belly. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus keta
Also Known As
Salmon, Chum, Keta, Dog salmon, Calico salmon, Chub
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a big chum salmon fish with dark metallic bluish-green coloring and black speckles on its upper half and lighter, paler belly. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus keta
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a big coho salmon fish with dark metallic blue back, silver sides, and a light belly. Small black spots are present on the upper lobe of the tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus kisutch
Also Known As
Salmon, Silver salmon, Medium red salmon, Hoopid salmon, White salmon
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a big coho salmon fish with dark metallic blue back, silver sides, and a light belly. Small black spots are present on the upper lobe of the tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus kisutch
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    West Coast
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Tursiops truncatus
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Depleted
  • 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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Ziphius cavirostris
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • 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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Side profile Dall's porpoise illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Phocoenoides dalli
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of a Dover sole flatfish with dull light-brown coloring and both eyes on the right side of their head. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Microstomus pacificus
Also Known As
Sole, Slippery sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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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 English sole flatfish with diamond-shaped body, brown coloring, pointed snout, and both eyes on the right side of their head. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Parophrys vetulus
Also Known As
Sole, Lemon sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Thaleichthys pacificus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast