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.|
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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.
We recommend Deep Frying, Pan Frying, Poaching, Baking, Grilling, Sautéing, and Broiling our Atlantic Halibut.
Nutrition per 100 grams
|Nutrients and Minerals||Amount|
|Total Fat||10.4 g|
|Saturated Fat||2.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||3.2 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||3.2 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 g|
|Dietary Fibre||0 g|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||- g|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids||- g|