Blue Ocean Institute


Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Flounder, Windowpane

Windowpane Flounder are a fast growing species of flatfish found in the Northwest Atlantic from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Florida.

The overall abundance of Windowpane Flounder is currently low, but there is a recovery plan in place to increase numbers.

Most Windowpane Flounder are caught by bottom trawls, resulting in moderate levels of bycatch and potentially high levels of habitat damage. Steps are being taken to reduce damage to the seafloor.

Full species report here.