|fish- it's what's for dinner|
Well thank you for pointing it out (though I wish you'd do it more quietly) and you're right, halibut is a deep water fish and thus not available for capture in your average fjord.
But oe thing you can do is purchase a slice of the ocean's largest fish- whale. Yes, the delectable and fresh local catch makes its way into the hands of consumers right here.
Interestingly, many of the workers at the market are foreigners, attracted by wages for service jobs far higher than they could dream of earning in their native country, I walk from stall to stall and meet motivated Spaniards, Chinese, and Russians, working as long and hard as they can, living as frugally as possible in the world's most expensive country, in hopes they bring home substantial savings to start a business, to purchase a flat, etc.
I sample the available cuisine. The salmon is unbelievable tasty, fresh, spiced just a touch. I'm also offered Minke Whale meat. I'm rarely one to say no, and before you PETA types get all in a huff, I didn't contribute to the demand by purchasing. The catch is limited to 500 a year, and carefully controlled by the givernment (as are all things in Scandinavia.)
trying Minke whale meat in Bergen
I chew on the moose sausage I've purchased, watching the surrounding hustle in the busiest part of this touristy town, as I dream of my Vietnamese restaurant and the crowds that would gather-- WOOF WOOF!