It’s a lot of fish.
A fishmonger in Scotland showed a massive halibut he recently acquired after it was caught in the nearby sea. Based on its measurements, the animal was as large as an adult human.
Campbell Mickel says it took four men to carry the fish to the store’s window display, reports the Southwest News Service (SWNS). The halibut caught in the North Sea reportedly weighed over 160 pounds and measured approx. 6 feet long.
“It’s a beast, and it was not cheap, it certainly is,” Mickel told the news committee. “It was packed after I bought it and was sent to me on two pallets.”
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Mickel owns a fish market in Edinburgh, where he reportedly sold fillets of the fish to restaurants around the Scottish capital.
“The hardest part was getting it into the shop window,” he explained. “It took four men to get it up there. It’s not the easiest job in the world to lift the dead weight of a 77 kg (169 lbs.) Slimy fish. It dwarfed the other halibut next to it.”
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He continued, “We’ve filleted it now and started delivering it to our restaurant customers around Edinburgh, so it’s fair to say halibut will be on the menu this week. Everyone is used to small halibut, a regular one weighing in between 10-14 kg (22-30 lbs.), So this is really special. “
According to Mickel, it is a good sign that a fish of this size was caught.
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“It’s great news for our garden and garden to see this size come out,” he said. “I’m very happy to see that fish of this size can still exist. This is good news for the oceans, and I look forward to seeing more who have had time to thrive and grow – as this one has done. “