Atlantic Halibut

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Longline

Also known as: Common halibut

Latin: Hippoglossus hippoglossus  |  French: Flétan noir  |  Spanish: Flétán  |  Icelandic: Lúða

Product Size (g) Box Sizes
Atlantic Halibut Fillets Skinless Bones out 200+ 11, 22 lb.
Atlantic Halibut Fillets Skin on Bones out 200+ 11, 22 lb.
Atlantic Halibut Headless Gutted 22, 33, 44 lb.
Atlantic Halibut Heads on Gutted 22, 33, 44 lb.

Favourite Food

Atlantic Halibut eats Cod, Haddock, Capelin, Sad eel, and Shellfish. 

Salties Traceability Program

All Atlantic Halibut sold by Salties Imports comes with traceability documents showing boat numbers, fishing gear, landing sites, and processing locations. It is our belief that transparency is a necessity in seafood so our customers know exactly all details of the product. 

Flavour Profile

Atlantic Halibut has a snow white, mild, and sweet flavour. It has a flaky texture with fairly high fat content, perfect for the BBQ. It has a slightly stronger flavour than Pacific Halibut. 

Summary

Common size of Atlantic Halibut is between 35 and 45 cm and 4 — 5 lbs. Even though the average size is pretty small, they can reach a length of 470 cm and weigh upwards of 700 lbs. Currently Atlantic Halibut is recovering which means that finishing of large individuals is prohibited. By catch of the large individuals occurs occasionally where the profits are donated to Icelandic marine research. Smaller individuals are allowed to be caught.

Availability

Salties Imports offers Atlantic Halibut all throughout the year. The chart shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:

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Our Fishermen

As a family company with deep roots in the fishing villages of Iceland, Salties Imports chooses its fishermen and producers carefully to make sure the product is of the highest quality and freshness. Most are independent fishermen in Iceland who use small boats. Our main sources are:

Fishing Grounds

Atlantic Halibut is caught around Iceland and at depths of 20 — 1000 m. The largest fishing areas are around the South Western, Southern, and Western coasts preferring soft bottoms. 

Fisheries Management

Fishery management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. A catch limitation system is the cornerstone of the Icelandic fisheries management system. Management is also supported by other measures such as area restrictions, fishing gear restrictions, and the use of closed areas to conserve important vulnerable habitats. 

Fun Facts

Halibut travels all around the Atlantic, sometimes traveling upwards of 3000 km. Marine biologists have labelled Halibut in Iceland and then they are found all over the place.

Atlantic Halibut is the largest flatfish species on earth, reaching 700 lbs. It’s a vicious predator known for eating seabirds amongst other things.

Cooking Methods

We recommend Deep Frying, Pan Frying, Poaching, Baking, Grilling, Sautéing, and Broiling our Atlantic Halibut.

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 158
Total Fat 10.4 g
Saturated Fat 2.0 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3.2 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 3.2 g
Protein 16.2 g
Sodium 90 mg
Potassium 363 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol - mg
Calcium 6 mg
Magnesium - mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids - g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids - g

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