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Species Name Species Category Protected Status Region
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Right-facing illustration of Atlantic halibut with dark brown body, mouth open, and two eyes. NOAA Fisheries text along tail fin. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Hippoglossus hippoglossus
Also Known As
Atlantic halibut, Halibut
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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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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Sousa teuszii
  • Species Category
    Dolphins & Porpoises
  • ESA Candidate
  • MMPA Protected
  • CITES Appendix I
  • Region
    Foreign
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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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Side-profile illustration of orange red Northern shrimp with big black eye. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Pandalus borealis
Also Known As
Pink shrimp, Salad shrimp, Coldwater shrimp, Deep water prawn
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Shrimp
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Side-profile of Atlantic pollock fish with dark back, white belly, and silvery lateral line across its side. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Pollachius virens
Also Known As
Saithe, Coalfish, Coley, Green cod, Boston bluefish
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Left-facing side-profile illustration of Atlantic salmon fish with black, gray head and shiny silver body. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Salmo salar
Also Known As
Sea run salmon, Kelts, Black salmon
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Salmon & Steelhead
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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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
    • Salmon & Steelhead
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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. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Salmo salar
Also Known As
Sea run salmon
Kelts
Black salmon
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Protected Fish
    • Salmon & Steelhead
  • ESA Endangered
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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Illustration of a tan, reddish brown Atlantic sea scallop made of a saucer-shaped upper shell and a second lower shell. Credit: NOAA Fisheries/Jack Hornady
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Placopecten magellanicus
Also Known As
Scallop, Sea scallop, Giant scallop
  • Species Category
    Invertebrates
    • Scallops
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
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  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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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
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  • 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
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  • 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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Atlantic wolffish illustration. Credit: Jack Hornady.
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Anarhichas lupus
  • Species Category
    Fish
    • Groundfish
    • Wild-Caught Seafood
  • Region
    New England/Mid-Atlantic
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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, 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