That's one big fish. One really big fish. Your typical smaller grouper weighs between three and five pounds, but this is hardly typical. This is a goliath grouper.
Apparently, the record for a fish caught this size is 681 pounds, which is true for the Atlantic goliath grouper, a fish that is now critically endangered. Basic geography tells us that this is a Pacific goliath grouper (well, yeah), which is a separate species, and those fish can get up to 1,000 pounds.
The fish is believed to be critically endangered. It's not clear under what circumstances it was snared (perhaps it got tangled in fishing nets), but a grouper like this probably shouldn't be caught on purpose and sold to hotels for corny photos.
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