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Rockfish, lingcod, bass, halibut and sharks kept a number of boats busy including Happy Hooker, California Dawn, Ms. Marin, Sea Wolf and Golden Eye 2000.
Nutrients that rise to the surface along the underwater mountain range support a vibrant ecosystem that includes corals the size of small trees, schools of halibut and cod, pods of whales, and yes, even surface-feeding seabirds.
Scientists don't know why halibut are shrinking, but one of the theories is fishing pressure.
Shown above is one of the most colorful dishes of the evening, a halibut cured with a bracing vinaigrette and shards of pink beet meringue and plenty of miniature vegetables and greens.
Newer seafood dishes include smoked whitefish mousse with pickled ground cherries, trout roe, cured egg yolk and horseradish ($10) and olive oil-poached Alaskan halibut with chanterelle mushrooms, corn, green beans and miso ($20).
The couple and their guests dined on a duet of halibut and beef tenderloin with vegetables picked fresh from the gardens of Cal-a-Vie.
There were boats working halibut inside Tomales Bay near Hog Island but no reports came in from them.
Broiling or grilling can cause lean, white-fleshed fish like halibut (but also thick flounder fillets, snapper, grouper and large sea scallops) to dry out.
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Among the different kinds of fish found in the world’s oceans is a group called the flatfish. Flatfish are well named, for they have flattened bodies with both eyes on the upper side of the head. In Middle English the word for flatfish was butte. During the Middle Ages, fish was often eaten on holy days in place of meat. The most popular fish for the holy days was the largest variety of flatfish, or “butte.” Thus, this particular fish came to be called in Middle English halybutte, meaning literally “holy flatfish,” from haly, a form of holy, and butte. In modern English the spelling has been changed to halibut.
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