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Species has a combination of problems such as overfishing, high bycatch, and poor management.
Flounder, Witch – U.S. Atlantic

Witch Flounder are a species of flatfish found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. They grow slower and live longer than most other flounder species.

The abundance of Witch Flounder in the U.S. is low and they are currently fished at too high a level.

Most Witch Flounder are caught with bottom trawls, which damage bottom habitats and also catch a variety of other depleted species.

Full species report here.