Halibut, California (Hirame) – U.S. Pacific, Handline
California Halibut is a flatfish found along the Pacific coast of North America, primarily from central California to southern Baja California, Mexico. They grow slowly, may live for 30 years, and generally become sexually mature within four years.
The abundance of California Halibut varies within California, being high in the central region and a lower but stable level in southern California.
California Halibut are caught using several fishing gears, including bottom trawls, bottom gillnets and handline. Handline fishing causes little habitat damage and does not harm other ocean wildlife.