The Pacific Coast of North America is home to a variety of flatfish, ranging from massive halibut to delicately flavored soles.

Pacific Halibut

The Pacific halibut is one of the most popular North American fish. The largest of the flatfish, Pacific halibut can reach lengths of 8 feet or more and weigh up to 600 lbs.

Arrowtooth Flounder

The arrowtooth flounder is found from central California to the Bering Sea. In recent decades, arrowtooth flounder stocks have increased, becoming the most abundant groundfish species in the Gulf of Alaska.


Sole are smaller flatfish that are are prized for their mild, white fillets. In the Pacific Northwest, fishermen land Dover sole, flathead sole, petrale sole, rock sole, and yellowfin sole.

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