(Danish Seine from Iceland)
Common dab populations are declining and remain depleted, likely due to fishing pressure. Despite reduced fishing, the species isn't recovering. Consumers should "Avoid" common dab.
Dab, Flounder, Sand Dab, Sandkoli, Sea Dab
Common dab is marketed in many forms, including raw, dried, salted, smoked and frozen. The majority is sold frozen - a product available year-round, with peaks in May-June and October-November.
Common dab is a bottom-dwelling flatfish related to halibut and plaice. It's found only in the Northeast Atlantic from the Bay of Biscay to Iceland and Murmansk, Russia. It lives on sandy bottoms in shallow waters.
Dab populations are depleted and don't appear to be recovering. Icelandic populations have been in decline since the mid 1990s and overall landings are at the lowest point since the early 1990s.
Consumers should "Avoid" common dab from Iceland.