Winter flounder

Winter flounder are managed by both the New England Fishery Management Council under the Northeast Multi-species Groundfish Plan & the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (go to the NEFMC and MAFMC pages for this species). Come back to this page frequently to get the latest news & opinion.

Winter flounder are small flatfish belonging to the group known as “right-eyed flounder” because, when placed on a surface with their dark side facing up with their belly pointed toward the observer, their head (and eyes) will be facing toward the right. Like most flounder, they feature a lower, white side, which normally remains pointed

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