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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Pacific herring illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Clupea pallasii
  • Species Category
    Fish
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  • Region
    Alaska
  • 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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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
    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 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
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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Side-profile illustration of a Pacific blue marlin fish with spear-shaped upper jaw. Body is dark cobalt blue with lighter blue vertical stripes on the upper half and silvery white on the bottom half. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Makaira nigricans
Also Known As
A‘u, Kajiki, Aguja azul
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
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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 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
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • 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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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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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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Illustration of ocean quahog clam species with dark brown, hard, oval shell showing growth rings. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Arctica islandica
Also Known As
Clam, Quahog, Black clam, Mahogany quahog
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Clams, Mussels, Oysters
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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Ocean pout illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Zoarces americanus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Lissodelphis borealis
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix II
  • Region
    West Coast
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northern fur seal illustration
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Callorhinus ursinus
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Mirounga angustirostris
  • Species Category
    Seals & Sea Lions
  • MMPA Protected
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
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Hyperoodon ampullatus
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile illustration of a small, thin, silvery white Northern anchovy fish with darker, bluish-green back. Northern anchovy have big mouths and long, protruding snout. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Engraulis mordax
Also Known As
Anchovy, North Pacific anchovy, California anchovy
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    West Coast
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Illustration of winter skate and little skate.
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Multiple species
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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13 species of New England groundfish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile illustration of a gray swordfish with long, sword-like bill, large eye, and black coloring on top. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Xiphias gladius
Also Known As
Broadbill swordfish, Espada, Emperado, A`u, Mekajiki, Shutome
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    Pacific Islands
  • Region
    West Coast
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North Pacific right whale illustration
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Eubalaena japonica
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Alaska
  • Region
    West Coast
Image
Side-profile illustration of a gray swordfish with long, sword-like bill, large eye, and black coloring on top. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Xiphias gladius
Also Known As
Broadbilled swordfish, Broadbill, Espada, Emperado
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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North Atlantic Right Whale illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady for NOAA Fisheries.
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Eubalaena glacialis
  • Species Category
    Whales
  • ESA Endangered
  • MMPA Protected
  • MMPA Depleted
  • CITES Appendix I
  • SPAW Annex II
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast
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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
Northern albacore, Longfin tuna, Germon
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Highly Migratory Fish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
  • Region
    Southeast