foodfish

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foodfish (plural foodfishes)

  1. Any fish used as human food.
    • 1904, “Report of the Conservation commission of Maryland for 1908-1909”, number 3: 
      While the present conservation of Maryland fisheries is largely concerned with the oyster, which promises such great future returns, the foodfishes should not be neglected.
    • 1996, Robert R. Stickney, Aquaculture in the United States: a historical survey, page 186:
      There was little discussion of tilapia as a foodfish during the 1950s and 1960s, but there was interest in using some tilapia species for weed control.
    • 2003, G. K. Yearsley, P. R. Last, Robert D. Ward, Australian seafood handbook: an identification guide to imported species, ISBN 1876996315, page 64:
      Most of the 30 or so emperors are valuable foodfishes in the Indo-Pacific region.
    • 2006, Cassandra De Young, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Review of the state of world marine capture fisheries management: Indian Ocean, ISBN 9251054991, page 216:
      Reported harvests were in the order of 19 600 tonnes for fishmeal, 1 250 tonnes for processed sharks, 150 tonnes for shells, and 1 300 tonnes for foodfishes.

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