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Flounder

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Ocean Wise Recommended

Ocean Wise

Variety

Flounder, Southern

Paralichthys lethostigma

Method

Wild

Handlines and pole-lines

Location

U.S. - Texas, Western Central Atlantic Ocean: Gulf of Mexico

Overall Rating

3.423 / 5

Summary

Bycatch: Highly selective fishery with minimal bycatch concerns.


Ecosytem impacts: Capture methods have minimal contact with the seafloor and thus few direct ecosystem impacts.


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Variety

Flounder, Blackback

Pseudopleuronectes americanus

Method

Wild

Bottom trawls

Location

Canada - Northwest Atlantic Ocean (Maritimes)

Overall Rating

2.13 / 5

Summary

Abundance: Stock status is unknown and it is unknown if overfishing is occuring.


Bycatch: Fishery catches endangered or threatened species, including Atlantic cod, American plaice, and winter skate.

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