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Greenland Halibut - Reinhardtius hippoglossoides

Greenland halibut is an Arctic fish that is not found in water warmer than 4°C. It is similar to Atlantic halibut, but its blind side is a little lighter than its eyed side.

J/cut, N/cut

Vertical frozen in blocks, random block weight, packed in bags, trawl/longline.

Sizes:
0,5-1,0 kg
1,0-2,0 kg
2,0-3,0 kg
3,0-5,0 kg
5,0 kg +

Heads J/cut, tails, w/r

Vertical frozen in blocks, random block weight, packed in bags, trawl/longline.

Sizes heads:
300 g-
300 g+
400 g-
400 g+
500 g-
500 g+

Size tails:
Mix

Size w/r:
400-700 g
700-1000 g



Season All year round
Size Up to 120 cm

The fish / fishery

Greenland halibut consumes fish, squid and crustaceans and is famous for its ability to migrate for long distances.

Most of the fishing for Greenland halibut takes place along the edge of the continental shelf as far north as the island of Prins Karls Forland in the Svalbard archipelago.

The stock has remained at a low level during the last 15 years, but is slowly starting to pick up again. Commercial fishing is subject to strict regulations in an attempt to increase the Norwegian stock.

Fishing methods

Bottom trawling, long lines, nets.

Use

Sold mostly smoked, whole and sliced. Smoked Greenland halibut is best suited for poaching or dishes baked in the oven. In Norway it is usually served with a light sauce and boiled vegetables.

Source

Eksportutvalget for fisk / Norwegian Seafood Export Council

LINK TO RECIPE: Ovnsbakt kveite med eplesmoersaus og byggrisotto