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Koho salmon.Koho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Sole, Dover – U.S. Alaska and British Columbia, Canada

Dover Sole is a long-lived flatfish caught by bottom trawling along the Pacific coast of the US and Canada. Dover Sole are found from the Bering Sea and eastern Aleutian Islands to central Baja California and are widespread throughout the Gulf of Alaska.

The abundance of Dover Sole varies between regions, but is healthy overall. Bottom trawling for Dover Sole takes place over sandy, muddy areas, which are more resilient to trawling compared with other habitats. There is some concern about bycatch of non-target species.

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