Pacific halibut
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Pacific halibut, Hippoglossus stenolepis

In 2003, about seventy-five million pounds of Pacific halibut will arrive in homes and restaurants, caught by fishermen who can look forward to a long-term relationship with their work in a sustainable fishery. Their range is the North American coast from Santa Barbara, California, to Nome, Alaska, and the Asian coast from the Gulf of Anadyr, in the Russian Far East, to Hokkaido, Japan. Pacific halibut are the biggest flatfish in the ocean and the International Game Fishing Association lists a 459-pound giant as its all-tackle record taken near Dutch Harbor, Alaska, in 1996, recently challenged by a landing in 2002.

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