A halibut can be up to 3,5 meters long and up to 300 kg. It is only the female that gets this big the male never gets bigger then 50 kg. The mature very slow and it can take 7-9 years before they reach sexual maturity, and we believe they can be up to 50 years old.
The halibut is due to its slow growth sensitive to overfishing and have since 1996 been on the IUCN rating as Endangered specie and placed on its Red List.
In Saltstraumen we have dive sites where we can see them shallower on a regularly basis, which makes us rather unique.
Photo: Vebjørn Karlsen