Pacific Halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis)
Pacific Halibut are largest flatfish found on the continental shelf from California to the Bering Sea. Halibut have flat, diamond-shaped bodies, typically from 10 to 50 pounds but can weigh up to 500 pounds and grow to eight feet long. The majority of halibut are caught in Alaskan waters from mid March to mid November. Long lining is the main commercial gear used to target halibut.
Halibut is thought of as the "best fish and chips" because of its firm, white, mild, moist texture. It is easy to pan fry, bake or grill. It is one of the most versatile fish and can be enhanced by a number of seasonings and sauces.