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I'm sorry to hear that but not surprising. When I was a teen and early college years fished Delacroix and Pointe la Hache frequently and caught a few flounder on almost every trip it seemed. I remember one my dad caught that was so large (when he hooked and fought it he thought it was a big ray) it wouldn't fit in the ice chest without folding the tail over.

My BIL fishes around those areas now and rarely catches a keeper....
It's not overfishing:

https://www.louisianasportsman.com/fishing/inshore-fishing/flounder/dramatic-decrease-in-flounder-stocks-observed-by-ldwf/

Article is from March 2020.
 

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Hadn't occurred to me that they farm raise flounder, maybe?
I thought the same thing earlier. Restaurants depend on farm raised catfish. Catfish in the wild could never keep up with
demand.
 

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I thought the same thing earlier. Restaurants depend on farm raised catfish. Catfish in the wild could never keep up with
demand.
Yeah, I was thinking exactly that a well. A flounder farm would make sense if that's actually what they're using.
 

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If they're calling it flounder, it's probably flounder. There are many species of flounder, some of which are abundant on the west coast.

For example (per NOAA Fisheries):

Arrowtooth flounder: Abundant from Alaska to West Coast. Not overfished. Good choice for sustainable seafood harvest. Harvest includes commercial trawl.

 

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If they're calling it flounder, it's probably flounder. There are many species of flounder, some of which are abundant on the west coast.

For example (per NOAA Fisheries):

Arrowtooth flounder: Abundant from Alaska to West Coast. Not overfished. Good choice for sustainable seafood harvest. Harvest includes commercial trawl.


From the article:
Also Known As
Flounder, Arrowtooth halibut, Turbot, Paltus


Seems like they call a fish whatever they want these days.
 

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If they're calling it flounder, it's probably flounder. There are many species of flounder, some of which are abundant on the west coast.

For example (per NOAA Fisheries):

Arrowtooth flounder: Abundant from Alaska to West Coast. Not overfished. Good choice for sustainable seafood harvest. Harvest includes commercial trawl.

Good to know...Thanks but I still have doubts :)
 

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From the article:
Also Known As
Flounder, Arrowtooth halibut, Turbot, Paltus


Seems like they call a fish whatever they want these days.
Lots of fish have multiple/different names. Flounder is a family of fish, so different flatfish with different names are actually still flounder. There are over 300 species of grouper, for example, but if its on a menu, it's just called grouper.
 
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