In northern Norway, Reinhard Uhrmann caught the largest Atlantic halibut in the world, weighing 241 pounds. In order to catch a huge fish, which bypassed the previous record by 26 pounds, Norwegians took three hours, and still get to the giant halibut on the boat he needed help two more experienced fishermen. Approximate cost of such a valuable record and halibut, lengths of 2, 5 meters, if it is sold in the restaurant - not less than 40 thousand dollars, where it can be divided into a thousand servings of high-quality fillet. After a pleasant but very difficult fishing 62-year-old Norwegian rested a few days, but the whole team of fishermen with friends happily took home 11 pounds colossal Atlantic halibut.
The previous record, marked in the Guinness Book of Records - Atlantic halibut weighing 215 pounds. This giant fish caught German Gunther Hansel off Iceland last year.
At the same time the world's largest Pacific halibut caught Jack Tregis in Alaska in November 1996. This giant fish weighed 208 pounds.
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. These 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.