The blackback flounder and its fishery in New England and New York

Perlmutter, Alfred (1947) The blackback flounder and its fishery in New England and New York. Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection, 11(2), pp. 1-92.

PDF (The document's language is English .) - Requires a PDF viewer such as GSview, Xpdf or Adobe Acrobat Reader
Download (3MB) | Preview


A decline in the abundance of blackback flounders, together with the withdrawal of vessels from this fishery, has resulted in a lowered catch in recent years compared to the peak period 1928 through 1931. Data obtained from U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service Hatchery catch records and from fishermen's log book records show a drop in abundance of 63 per cent from the early 1930's to the present in the Boothbay Harbor region and of 31 to 40 per cent in the area south of Cape Cod. Information on the early life history and distribution of young blackback flounders and the size and age composition and distribution of fish subject to the commercial and sport fisheries indicates that the young are the product of local spawning and that the sport and commercial fisheries draw on a resident stock of primarily adult fish.

Item Type: Article
Title: The blackback flounder and its fishery in New England and New York
Personal Creator/Author:
Perlmutter, Alfred
Journal or Publication Title: Bulletin of the Bingham Oceanographic Collection
Volume: 11
Number: 2
Page Range: pp. 1-92
Date: 1947
Publisher: The Bingham Oceanographic Laboratory, Peabody Museum of Natural History, Yale University
Place of Publication: New Haven, CT
Issuing Agency: United States Fish and Wildlife Service
Additional Information: Public domain, work of the U.S. Federal Government. Scanned January 10, 2011 by Kit Johnston, Librarian, U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, Santa Cruz, California.
Uncontrolled Keywords: fisheries; USFWS; FWS; blackback flounder; Pseudopleuronectes americanus; Maine; New Hampshire; Massachusetts; Rhode Island;Connecticut;New York
Subjects: Biology
Item ID: 4728
Depositing User: Kit Johnston
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2011 13:36
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2011 15:58

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

More statistics for this item...