Hippoglossus stenolepis / Flétan du Pacifique / Pazifischer Heilbutt / Палтус белокорый (тихоокеанский) / 狹鱗庸鰈 / 太平洋オヒョウ
A diamond-shaped flatfish, Pacific halibut live on or near the bottom of the ocean.
Pacific 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 an autoline longline system.
The total Pacific 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