Blue Ocean Institute


Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Plaice, American – US & Canada

American Plaice are flatfish that live on both sides of the Atlantic. They grow slowly, reach sexual maturity between three to seven years of age and can live to be 30.

American Plaice live on the seafloor and are caught using bottom trawls, which damages benthic (seafloor) habitat. Abundance of American Plaice is very low overall, particularly in Canadian waters where they are considered overfished. Management measures by the U.S and Canada are slowly increasing the abundance of American Plaice in their waters.

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