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Sole, Petrale

Petrale Sole, Eopsetta jordani, is a right-eyed flounder that lives on the sandy ocean floor in deep water. They tend to inhabit the Eastern Pacific from Baja California to the Bering Sea. Its upper surface is light to dark brown and its underside is white. Petrale Sole is considered the most flavorful of the Pacific Flounder. The meat is mild and sweet in flavor with small firm flakes. Petrale Sole does not have a high oil content, so it is important to cook it very quickly to avoid drying it out. Petrale Sole are a fast-growing flatfish caught using trawl gear. The fishery is well managed under the Pacific Coast Groundfish Management Plan. The plan sets limits to allowable harvest size, sets quotas, sets gear restrictions and manages fishing closures.