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About Halibut :
Halibut is a flatfish and belong to the family of right-eye flounders (Pleuronectidae). They are generally found in the waters of the North Pacific and the North Atlantic Oceans. They have grey-black color on the top side and white color under their belly. They have small scales on their belly, which is invisible to the naked eyes. The halibut is the largest flat fish, which weighs (11 to 13.5) kilogram on an average. A halibut recently caught, weighed 211 kilograms and measured 8.2 feet in length. They have an eye on each side of the head at the time of birth and after six months one eye migrate to the other side. Later the stationary-eyed side darkens in order to match the top side while the other side remains white.

Halibut Diet :
Halibut feed on almost any animal that fit into their mouths. Moreover, juvenile halibut feed on small crustaceans and the bottom dwelling organisms. The animals which were found in their stomachs include sand lance, pollock, herring, salmon, hermit crabs, octopus, crab, lamprey, sculpin, cod, flounder as well as other halibut. These halibut are found at a depth that ranges from a few meters to hundreds of meters. However, they spend most of their time resting at the bottom. They come to the shallow water only at the time of feeding.

Halibut Predators :
The common predators of the halibut fish are the sea-lion (Eumetopias jubatus), the orca (Orcinus orca), and the salmo shark (Lamna ditropis).

Halibut Fishery :
The halibut fishery is very popular these days. These fish are caught by at large level by using chunks of octopus or other bait in the waters of Canada and U.S. The fishing of Halibut is managed by the International management as these species occur in the waters of the United States, Russia, Canada and possibly Japan. These halibut do not reproduce below the age of eight years and so regulations have been made that commercial capture below this age is prevented. The fishing of the halibut in the Pacific is managed by the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). In the modern era, fishing of the halibut was operated as Derby. Regulators used to declare the time of fishing which was open for (24-28) hours. Actually, the regulators wanted to control the quantity of fish but this did not work as unsafe fishing came into practice and the fresh fish were not available for many weeks in the market.

Halibut as Food :
The halibut fish is better to be eaten fresh. These fishes are deep-fried, broiled or grilled while it is fresh. Its meat contains ultra-low fat. The meat of this fish has a clean taste. It had been a famous food source to the native of America and Canada. The halibut from Atlantic is so heavily fished that it is declared as an endangered species. The halibut which is eaten on the East Coast of the United States are being fished from the Pacific.

Halibut Recipes :
Halibut recipes are very popular as it creates light, flaky and low-fat dishes. Frozen halibut is available year-round. The most of the recipes of the halibut are made from steaks or fillets. This is a healthy dish, which is low in fats and calories and contains sodium. And most of all it does not taste "fishy".