Flounder, Yellowtail – U.S. Southern New England and Mid Atlantic
Yellowtail Flounder is a fast growing flatfish that produces many young and reaches a maximum size of 22 inches and 2 lbs. Yellowtail Flounder occur in the Northwest Atlantic from northern Newfoundland to the lower part of the Chesapeake Bay.
The Yellowtail Flounder populations in southern New England and the Mid-Atlantic regions are currently at healthy abundances.
Bottom trawls are the primary fishing gear used to catch Yellowtail Flounder. Bottom trawls damage the seafloor and catch other depleted or endangered species, like sea turtles.