Flounder Population Hits Historic Low in SC. What Local Biologists Propose to Fix it

September 8, 2021 The Island Packet

New fishing restrictions went into effect in July in South Carolina to address the problem. And another effort, this one based in Beaufort County, is under way to increase the population of the popular, bottom-dwelling finfish that fools its prey by disguising itself.

North Carolina Flounder Seasons Adjusted For 2021 to Meet Approved Sustainable Harvest Goal

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has adjusted the recreational and commercial flounder seasons for 2021 to ensure a sustainable fishery. In 2019 the Division of Marine Fisheries recommended and the Marine Fisheries Commission approved, substantial harvest reductions in the flounder fishery to rebuild the southern flounder stock. These season adjustments are necessary to meet that goal.