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The flétan, the Atlantic halibut, is the world’s largest flatfish; females can weigh up to 250kg. Unfortunately for them, they are easy to catch and have been on the red list for endangered fish since 1996, although they still crop up in fish markets.

Fish and seafood

Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Marcus Elieser Bloch (CC BY 4.0)