The island of Senja in northern Norway, a former police officer Reinhard Uhrmann caught the largest Atlantic halibut in the world, weighing 241 kilograms. In order to catch a huge fish, which surpassed the previous record of 26 kilograms, the Norwegians took three hours and still get to the giant halibut in the boat he needed help two more experienced fishermen. The approximate cost of such a valuable record and halibut, lengths of 2, 5 meters, if it is sold in a restaurant - not less than 40 thousand dollars, where it can be divided into a thousand servings of high-quality fillets. After a pleasant but very difficult fishing a 62-year old Norwegian was resting a few days, but the whole team of fishermen with friends happily took home 11 kilograms of colossal Atlantic halibut.
The previous record noted in the Guinness Book of Records - Atlantic halibut, weighing 215 kilograms. This gigantic fish caught German Gunter Hansel off Iceland last year.
At the same time the world's largest Pacific halibut caught Jack Tregis in Alaska in November 1996. This gigantic fish weighed 208 kilograms.
Atlantic halibut (Latin Hippoglossus Hippoglossus) is one of the largest bony fish in the world.
Their native habitat - the North Atlantic from Greenland to the Barents Sea and south to the Bay of Biscay. Atlantic halibut can reach 4 to 5 meters in length and weigh up to 320 kilograms. Such huge fish can live up to 50 years and eaten as a rule, other smaller fish, such as cod, haddock, herring. At the same time, the Atlantic halibut happy to hunt other predators, such as seals and sharks Greenland.
And a little more about the fish.