Hippoglossus stenolepis / Fletan du Pacifique / Pazifischer Heilbutt / L'halibut pacific / Тихоокеанский белый палтус / 狹鱗庸鰈 / 太平洋の白オヒョウ
A diamond-shaped flatfish, Pacific white halibut live on or near the bottom of the ocean
Pacific white halibut is one of the largest species of flatfish, growing up to 225 kg and 2.5 metres long. Compared to other flatfishes, Pacific halibut are particularly elongated, with a typical width that’s one third of typical length.
Pacific halibut is harvested in the Sea of Okhotsk and West Bering Sea, in the North Pacific Ocean, FAO area 61.
Pacific halibut is caught with a Autoline longline system.
The total Pacific white halibut catch:
2010 | 32,800 MT
2011 | 27,100 MT
2012 | 22,100 MT
2013 | 21,300 MT
2014 | 18,900 MT
2015 | 19,000 MT
2016 | 19,400 MT
Composition of food per 100g edible weight