Southern Flounder Symposium

Southern Flounder Symposium


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A day-long event to provide an opportunity for stakeholders, researchers and North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries (NCDMF) staff to discuss various topics related to Southern Flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma). Though Southern Flounder represent a coast-wide stock along the south Atlantic U.S. coast, this symposium will focus on North Carolina centric research and management.

The goals of the North Carolina Southern Flounder Symposium:

  1. Allow stakeholders to engage with each other, as well as researchers and NCDMF staff, on topics related to Southern Flounder.
  2. Provide stakeholders opportunity to both learn about and contribute to ongoing flounder research.

Potential Topics

Topics will be finalized closer to the symposium, as speakers are secured, but potential topics covered could include:

Life History

Movement and Migration through tagging work

How habitat and water quality influence Southern Flounder

Citizen Science and Involvement: What can the public do to help?


Additionally, there will be a Stakeholder and Management Panel Discussion, to discuss the future of the flounder fishery, the importance of flounder to stakeholders, and understanding management decisions.