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2014-03-19 23:25:05

Fresh Alaskan Halibut first catch of the new season is now available at Seattle’s Pure Food Fish Market, located in the world-famous Pike Place Market. Overnight ship to anywhere in the U.S.

2014-03-06 23:25:12

Alaska Seafood announces the opening of two sustainable whitefish fisheries.

2013-03-22 23:03:52

Alaska Seafood announces the opening of two sustainable whitefish fisheries.

2011-03-06 00:02:31

Charter organizations are anxious for Governor Parnell to weigh in on protecting Southeast Alaskan jobs and local economies tied to charter halibut harvest.

2010-03-04 09:07:00

JUNEAU, Alaska, March 4 /PRNewswire/ --Fishermen and women alike are heading out to the fishing grounds with marked anticipation as the 2010 wild Alaska halibut and black cod (sablefish) season opens March 6, 2010.

2009-06-16 20:53:29

Her mother says it wasn't what she was fishing for, but Tegan Humphrey, 6, won the Homer (Alaska) Jackpot Halibut Derby with a 138.8-pound catch. Since Tegan, of Palmer, Alaska, only weighs 40 pounds, her father, Charles, helped get the fish out of the Pacific Ocean and onto the charter boat Sunday, the Anchorage Daily News reported.

2008-08-06 15:00:27

By Kirk Moore, Asbury Park Press, N.J. Aug.

2008-07-10 00:00:09

CHICAGO _ Some dusty fossil fish spotted by a sharp-eyed University of Chicago doctoral student as he rummaged through forgotten corners of museum collections in Europe have solved a question that has long vexed scientists.

Latest Pleuronectidae Reference Libraries

European flounder, Platichthys flesus
2014-06-10 12:47:18

The European flounder (Platichthys flesus) is a species of fish inhabiting the White, Mediterranean and Black Seas.  It is native to the north eastern Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea and has been introduced to the United States and Canada possibly by ballast water (water stored in the hull of a ship for stability). It has also been introduced to Iran. It is normally found at low depths to 330 feet. This species prefers sandy, shingle or muddy bottoms to camouflage itself from...

2014-05-30 12:05:29

The prowfish (Zaprora silenus) is a subtropical species of a perch-like fish found in the northern Pacific Ocean. The range of the prowfish is from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska to Kamchatka, Russia, from Navarin Canyon in the Bering Sea to Hokkaido, Japan and Monterey, California. The preferred habitat of the prowish is rocky bottom at a maximum of 2,200 feet in depth where they spend most of their adult life. Prowfish can grow to a length of 40 inches or more having an elongated body that...

2009-01-15 18:07:53

The California Halibut (Paralichthys californicus) is a species of flounder that is found from Bodega Bay, California to Magdalena Bay, Baja California. They are also found as far north as the Quillayute River, British Columbia and a separate population occurs in the upper Gulf of California. It is also known as the California Flounder. This is a large-toothed fish weighs from 6 to 50 pounds. The body of the California halibut is oblong and compressed. The head is small and the mouth...

2007-02-25 21:09:35

The crested flounder, Lophonectes gallus, is a Lefteye flounder of the genus Lophonectes, found around south eastern Australia, and New Zealand, in shallow enclosed waters such as estuaries, harbors, mudflats, and sandflats, in waters less than 787.4 ft (240 m) in depth. Their length is from 3.94 to 7.87 in (10 to 20 cm). The crested flounder is a Lefteye flounder meaning it has both eyes on the left side of the head and lies on its right side. It has the typical flattened oval shape of...

2007-02-25 21:07:19

The Witch, Arnoglossus scapha, is a Lefteye flounder of the genus Arnoglossus, found around China and New Zealand, in waters less than 0.25 mi (400 m) in depth. Their length is from 7.87 to 15.75 in (20 to 40 cm). The Witch is a Lefteye flounder meaning it has both eyes on the left side of the head and lies on its right side. It has the typical flattened oval shape of the flounder with the dorsal and anal fins forming a fringe around most of the body. The lateral line forms a strong arch...

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