Some aspects of growth and exploitation of yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea) in the Canadian Maritimes area of the northwest Atlantic Ocean
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Some aspects of growth and exploitation of yellowtail flounder (Limanda ferruginea) in the Canadian Maritimes area of the northwest Atlantic Ocean

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Published by Dept. of Fisheries and Oceans, Fisheries Research Branch, Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, B.C .
Written in English


  • Flatfishes -- Growth.,
  • Flatfish fisheries -- North Atlantic Ocean.

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Edition Notes

StatementTerry D. Beacham.
SeriesCanadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences -- no. 1092
ContributionsPacific Biological Station.
LC ClassificationsSH"223"C35"no.1092
The Physical Object
Paginationiv, 27 p. :
Number of Pages27
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20962422M

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Yellowtail flounder is a thin-bodied, right-eyed flounder. They are wide – nearly half as broad as they are long – with an oval body. They have a small mouth and an arched lateral line. Their upper side, including the fins, is brownish or olive, tinged with red and marked with large, irregular rusty red spots. Yellowtail flounder are a small-toothed flatfish that live on sandy bottom along the continental shelf from southern Labrador to Chesapeake Bay. These oval-shaped bottom-dwellers live in waters between and feet (37 and 91 metres) deep and are relatively sedentary. They are named after their yellow tail .   Commercial exploitation of yellowtail flounder on Georges Bank began in the mids by the USA trawler fleet, following a marked decline in landings from the winter flounder fishery Scott, , Royce et al., , and intensified in the late s due to displacement of effort from the declining yellowtail fishery in southern New England (Royce et al., ).Cited by: Diet: The Yellowtail flounder’s small mouth restricts its diet to polychaete worms, amphipods, small crustaceans and invertebrates. Growth: A fast growing species, this fish grows to 43 cm by 8 years old. The females grow slightly faster than males.

Some aspects of growth and exploitation of American plaice (Hippoglossoides platessoides) in the Canadian Maritimes area of the Northwest Atlantic. January DOI: /RG They grow to centimetres and kilograms. In Canadian waters, some yellowtail flounders as old as 12 have been caught, but they rarely make it past 10 years. We suspect Yellowtail Flounder might constitute a subpopulation for every discrete bank on the Scotian Shelf, with some undetermined degree of mixing between banks. Some aspects of growth, Canadian exploitation, and stock identification of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) on the Scotian Shelf and Georges Bank in the Northwest Atlantic Ocean. January DOI: OCI owns 91% of the MSC certified Yellowtail Flounder quota, which is harvested year round with OCI owned frozen-at-sea vessels (see OCI fleet) As a vertically integrated company, OCI controls the value chain from ocean to plate. We ensure high quality product from .

Introduction. Yellowtail flounder, Limanda ferruginea, inhabit relatively shallow waters of the continental shelf from the Labrador Shelf to the Mid-Atlantic Bight (), and have supported major fisheries off southern New England, on Georges Bank, and on the Grand Bank (Murawski et al., ), and minor fisheries off Cape Cod (Cadrin and King, ), in the Mid-Atlantic Bight (Cadrin, ), and.   In that study, the growth rate of yellowtail flounder was mm/d. Not only is the foraging behavior of witch flounder relatively unaffected by variation in prey density, but its lunge frequency is much lower, suggesting that it may have a lower consumption rate and therefore lower prey requirements compared with those of other species. Yellowtail flounder stocks in the Southern New England/Mid-Atlantic area have experienced dramatic shifts in abundance and have been assessed by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) as overfished and the stock at low spawning stock biomass. of exploitation on the collapse of this stock and the effectiveness of the current management strategy towards stock rebuilding. 2. Commercial fishery and management history Pre extended jurisdiction (–) Commercial exploitation of yellowtail flounder on .