Seafood Feature of the Month

Atlantic Halibut - Credit: Wikimedia Commons - Public domainApril – Pacific Halibut

Pacific Halibut is the feature “Best Choice” fish for April when caught in the United States by bottom longline. Halibut season just opened last month, which means you will find fresh halibut in stores near you until later this fall.

Halibut is the largest bottom-dwelling flatfish in the Pacific, sometimes weighing up to 500 pounds! As a flat, diamond-shaped fish with a white belly and blotchy brown back, the halibut disguises itself easily in the sandy ocean floor.

With a firm white flesh and very few bones, halibut make for a delicious seafood choice to grill up, deep fry or even bake in your favourite dish.