Halibut, Paralichthys californicus

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Description: A large-tooth flounder native to the waters of the Pacific Coast of North America. A top level predator that hunts by stealth, halibut is prized by fishermen as great table fare.

Availability: Open June 16 to March 14 (trawl); Year-round (other gear)

Taste: Halibut is a lean fish with mild, sweet tasting white flesh, large flakes and a firm but tender texture.

Nutrition: A good source of Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Magnesium and Potassium, as well as Niacin, Phosphorus and Selenium