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Friday, 6 July 2012

Atlantic Halibut

Atlantic halibut are distinguished by their flat shape and strange appearance due to the position of both their eyes located on the right side. Very little is known about the exact Atlantic halibut spawning sites on the Canadian east coast. Atlantic halibut migrations are of two types: vertical and horizontal. At sunset, halibut swim up the water column in pursuit of their prey that also migrate vertically towards the surface, and then return to the bottom at dawn. Although halibut can migrate long distances, they prefer to remain in the area where they were born. 
In 2008 approximately 500 metric tones of Atlantic halibut were landed with a value of more than $3.5 million; harvested in the Gulf by Quebec and the four Atlantic provinces. Various management measures are currently in effect for commercial halibut fishing on Canada's east coast, including the 1997 requirement that any halibut less than 81 cm long must be returned to the water.

Fisheries and Oceans Canada:

Halibut dinner - You tube: http://youtu.be/OX25WuQ4jwQ