SC Flounder Are at Historically Low Levels, New Fishing Rules Could Save Them
The Post and Courier
John Godwin, who runs a lab at North Carolina State University, was one of several researchers who conducted studies on how temperatures affect the gender ratio of flounder. That’s important to the fishery because male flounder may never grow large enough to keep. One study of fish caught off North Carolina showed more males in the warmer south end of the state’s coast, and more females in the north. What’s less clear is how southern flounder and other species will adapt to these changes while they speed up, Godwin said.