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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Sebastes flavidus
Also Known As
Yellowtail rockfish, Greenie, Yellow sea perch, Rock Cod, Pacific Snapper
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Sebastes ruberrimus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of an open-mouthed widow rockfish with grayish brown body and red, white, and light yellow details. Fins are dark and black. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sebastes entomelas
Also Known As
Brown bomber, Soft brown, Brownie, Belinda bass
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    West Coast
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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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Haliotis sorenseni
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Abalone
  • ESA Endangered
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of West Coast groundfish species canary rockfish, lingcod, and Dover sole. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Sharks
  • Region
    West Coast
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Coastal Pelagic Fish
  • Region
    West Coast
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Galeorhinus galeus
Also Known As
School Shark
Soupfin Shark
Snapper Shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Sharks
  • ESA Candidate
  • Region
    West Coast
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Pycnopodia helianthoides
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
  • ESA Candidate
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Kajikia audax
Also Known As
Nairagi, A‘u, Makijki, Barred marlin, Spikefish, Striped swordfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • 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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Eumetopias jubatus
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Delisted
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • MMPA Strategic
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Mesoplodon stejnegeri
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Oncorhynchus mykiss
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Experimental Population
  • Region
    Alaska
  • 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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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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Side-profile illustration of a silvery sockeye salmon fish with black speckles on its back. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus nerka
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Threatened
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a silvery sockeye salmon fish with black speckles on its back. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Oncorhynchus nerka
Also Known As
Red salmon, Blueback salmon, Redfish, Summer Sockeye
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a bright red shortspine thornyhead fish with a big head, big yellow eye, and a spiny ridge on its head. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sebastolobus alascanus
Also Known As
Thornyhead, Idiot fish, Idiot cod, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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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
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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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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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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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Sphyrna lewini
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Protected Fish
    • Sharks
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Endangered - Foreign
  • ESA Threatened
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix II
  • SPAW Annex III
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    Southeast
  • Region
    West Coast
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Anoplopoma fimbria
Also Known As
Black cod, Butterfish, Skil, Beshow, Coalfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Farmed Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast