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Here’s the Biggest Halibut Pretty Much Anyone Has Ever Seen

The one in the front is going to be used in scampi and curry and cut into fillets.

The one in the front is going to be used in scampi and curry and cut into fillets.Photo: Caters News Agency

It took three cooks to fillet this giant halibut, which was line-caught by commercial fisherman in the North Sea near Shetland. Harry was pushing 50 years old and weighed in, pre-fillet, at 70 kilograms. That's 154 pounds. He was sold to Crabshakk restaurant in Glasgow, Scotland, for £950 (or $1,490). He yielded 300 portions that will be served as fillets and scampi and put into curries. The Daily Mail may be calling him a "freak," but those who knew him underwater say he was anything but. [Daily Mail, Herald Scotland]

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