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Information on Southern Flounder Amendment

The most recent coast-wide (North Carolina to the east coast of Florida) stock assessment for Southern Flounder determined the stock is overfished and overfishing is occurring. Reductions in total removals of southern flounder are required by state law to achieve a sustainable harvest, end overfishing within two years and recover the stock from an overfished condition within a 10-year period. Management measures to meet these requirements have been developed for consideration by the Marine Fisheries Commission and are found in draft Amendment 2.

Draft Amendment 2 to the N. C. Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan (May 2019)

Memo to N.C. Marine Fisheries Commission (May 2019)
Presentation to Marine Fisheries Commission on Southern Flounder Fishery Management Plan Draft Amendment 2 (May 2019) Stock Assessment of Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma) in the South Atlantic, 1989–2017 (Jan. 2019)

 

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