A halibut measuring approximately 10 feet in length and weighing 400-pounds (180kg) has been caught in the North Sea off Norway by a British trawler. This enormous fish is 15 times larger than the average size for the species.

The fish has been purchased by the Quy Mill Hotel in Cambridge. Andy Walker, the head chef, estimates that he will be able to freeze 1,000 fillets from the fish that will eventually be served in the hotel’s restaurant.

Mr James Munro is in charge of marketing at the hotel. He stated: “It’s the biggest one that our suppliers have seen for 20 years. The average halibut is around 12kg. We plan to experiment with some different dishes as specials.”

Source: The Times.  Saturday October 27th 2012.

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