FLOUNDER is a general name for a family (Pleuronectidae) of FLATFISH, the right-eyed flounder. It is also a common name used for some specific flatfishes. This family has 19 species that live in BC waters, including the arrowtooth flounder or TURBOT, the starry flounder, the Pacific HALIBUT and a variety of SOLE. There are both commercial and sport fisheries for the flounder. See also FISHING COMMERCIAL; FISHING, SPORT.

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