Greenland Halibut

Greenland Halibut

Inuttitut Name:


Scientific Name:

Reinhardtius Hippoglossoides

Average Weight:

11 kilograms to 25 kilograms

Average Lifespan:

20 years

Greenland Halibut

Turbot prefer deep, cold water, muddy and sandy bottom and exceed one meter, 100 kg and live more than 20 years. The turbot resource in Labrador waters may benefit from a reported recent spike in redfish, an important food source. The species is targeted in the Western Atlantic by several countries and managed by NAFO.

Greenland Halibut

Greenland halibut (turbot) supports a long-term commercial fishery in Atlantic Canada.

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