About Summer Flounder: 2017 Status Update Results

This page describes the health of the summer flounder stock going into the 2018 benchmark assessment.

Percent of Population
Removed by Fishing

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In 2015, the removals exceeded the maximum sustainable limit.

Spawning Stock Size

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In 2015, the estimate of the number of fish available to reproduce was less than the number needed to maintain the population.

Trend

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Two trend lines show the relationship between catch and spawning stock. Catch remains fairly stable, while spawning stock is declining.

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