Reinhardtius hippoglossoides / Fétan du Groenland / Schwarzer Heilbutt / Палтус черный гренландский/ 格陵兰鳙鲽 / カラスガレイ
Typically found at depths of 400-1500 metres, Greenland halibut rarely lives in water warmer than 4˚C.
Greenland halibut migrates over long distances, and feeds voraciously on smaller species such as shrimp and capelin. Female fish can live up to 20 years, while males rarely live longer than 12 years.
Greenland halibut is separated into three different North Atlantic stocks: Baffin Island/West Greenland, Iceland/East Greenland and the Barents Sea/Norwegian Sea. We catch it in FAO areas 27 and 21.
Greenland halibut is caught with a bottom otter trawl (OTB).
The total Greenland halibut catch in the North Atlantic is shown below:
2010 | 114,381 MT
2011 | 115,432 MT
2012 | 122,577 MT
2013 | 121,164 MT
2014 | 121,581 MT
2015 | 126,700 MT
2016 | 134,200 MT
Composition of food per 100g edible portion