The Blackback, or Winter Flounder is a demersal flatfish that can be found in the
Northwest Atlantic from Labrador to Georgia. They may grow up to 25 inches in length at the most and attain 15 to 20 years in age. Blackback Flounder typically feed on Shrimp, Sandworms and smaller fish. They are found on soft bottoms and are caught with otter trawls and sink gillnets. Fishermen must also use nets with mesh that is large enough to let undersized Flounder and other ground fish to
escape. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has determined as of 2013, Blackback Flounder has not been overfished and is sustainable.
Raw Blackback Flounder ranges in color from tan to pinkish to snow white and cooked Flounder is pure white. The meat is lean, boneless, and flaky with a mild flavor. It has a sweet taste and firm texture.