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Wild Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) is a highly migratory fish found along the continental shelf in the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. It’s known for its large size, camouflaged flat bodies, active nature and bottom dwelling habits. It is perhaps most distinguished by both eyes positioned on the dark, top side of its head.

Wild Pacific halibut can grow to a maximum length of about 2.5 metres (8 feet) and weigh up to 227 kilograms (500 pounds).


This popular BC fish is prized for its mild, sweet tasting white flesh with large flakes and firm, but tender texture. It’s available in a variety of product forms providing great versatility and endless opportunities in the kitchen. Plus, virtually every part of the fish can be enjoyed which helps support tip-to-tail meal preparation and a zero-waste kitchen.

It’s also a popular healthy, food choice that is loaded with nutrients providing many benefits for overall well being. Valued as an excellent source of high-quality protein and minerals, it is also recognized as low in calories, fat and sodium.

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