Halibut

Halibut illustration
  • Atlantic Halibut
  • Pacific Halibut

Fish Facts

  • Come from marine fisheries, not from farms.
  • Flatfish (like flounders and soles) and can grow up to 7 feet long and weigh 800 pounds.
  • Atlantic Halibut are depleted due to overfishing and off-limits to commercial fishers in American waters
  • Pacific halibut is an excellent choice due to strong management, low bycatch and little habitat damage.
Main Commercial Source: Pacific halibut: North Pacific Ocean, United States and Canada.
Atlantic halibut: Canada, Iceland and Norway and the Russian Federation.