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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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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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Olive ridley sea turtle illustration.
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Lepidochelys olivacea
  • Species Category
    Sea Turtles
  • ESA Endangered
  • ESA Threatened
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • 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 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
Albacore, Germon, Longfinned tuna, Albecor, Ahipalaha, Tombo
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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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
Bigeye, `Ahi, Mabachi
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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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 orientalis
Also Known As
Northern bluefin tuna, Tuna, Bluefin tuna
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a brown/grayish Pacific cod fish with dark spot patterning and long chin barbell (a whisker-like organ). Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Gadus macrocephalus
Also Known As
Cod, Alaska cod, Gray cod, True cod
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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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
---
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of a right-facing, mottled gray-brown Pacific halibut flatfish with both diamon-shaped body. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Hippoglossus stenolepis
Also Known As
Halibut, Alaskan halibut
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Pacific herring illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Clupea pallasii
  • Species Category
    Fish
---
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a blue Pacific mackerel fish with  dark wavy lines on its back and a light, silvery underside. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Scomber japonicus
Also Known As
Chub mackerel, Spanish mackerel
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    West Coast
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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
Mahi mahi, Dolphinfish, Dorado
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of red ocean perch fish with spikey, jagged fins and tail. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sebastes alutus
Also Known As
POP, Rockfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of Pacific oyster showing gray, cupped shape shell and white inside. NOAA Fisheries text wraps along side of shell. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Crassostrea gigas
Also Known As
Japanese oyster, Miyagi oyster, Pacific cupped oyster
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Farmed Seafood
---
  • Region
    West Coast
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Drawings of three types of salmon
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a small Pacific sardine fish with blue-green on its back, white underbelly, and dark spots along its side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Sardinops sagax caerulea
Also Known As
Pilchard, California sardine, California pilchard, Sardina, Sardine
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • 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
Also Known As
Mako shark, Blue pointer, Bonito shark, Pacific mako shark
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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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
Ocean bonito, Lesser tuna, Aku, Katsuo
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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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 suckleyi
Also Known As
Dogfish, Spring dogfish, Spiked dogfish, Grayfish, Spur dog, Piked dogfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Sharks
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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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 solanderi
Also Known As
Kingfish, Peto, Guarapucu, Ono, Thazard batard, Wahoo
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Lagenorhynchus obliquidens
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a Pacific whiting fish with silvery body and black speckles on its back. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Mercluccius productus
Also Known As
Pacific hake
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
---
  • Region
    West Coast
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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
Ahi, Kihada
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Right-facing petrale sole flatfish with both eyes on its right side and an oval/round body. Depicted upper side of the body is dark brown in color. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Eopsetta jordani
Also Known As
Sole, Flounder, California sole, Brill, Petral, Jordan’s flounder, Round-nosed sole
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Pink abalone illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady
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Haliotis corrugata
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Abalone
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  • Region
    West Coast