Sole, Yellowfin – Pacific Ocean (Alaska and British Columbia)
Yellowfin Sole is a commercially important Pacific groundfish targeted by U.S. and Canadian trawl vessels. Yellowfin Sole grows at a slow rate and can live for 31 years.
Thanks to successful management measures, they are at high levels of abundance, but changes in oceanic conditions may cause the population to decline in the future.
Bottom trawling for Yellowfin Sole takes place over sand/mud habitats, which are not as damaged by trawling as other habitats. There are some concerns about catches of non-target species.
The Alaska fishery has been certified as sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.