Definitions

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  • n. A group of sexually mature individuals of a cultured species that is kept separate for breeding purposes.

Etymologies

brood +‎ stock (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Many men (black and white) do not see women as other than amusements or broodstock even today.

    Are we a Christian Nation?

  • The royal women of Didion were far from being mere political pawns or broodstock …

    Conqueror's Moon

  • · Which are the targeted species for fish farming, species that are already farmed in the region and the possibilities of supply for fry and/or broodstock?

    1. Fish Species

  • Fry can also be harvested daily: A shallow net is usually used, allowing broodstock fish to escape underneath, while new-born fry, which swim on the surface of the water, will be caught.

    1. Breeding

  • But this year, there's more in store -- fall broodstock anglers will also have a chance at some big fish that weigh up to 16 pounds each.

    All Stories

  • The extra salmon will be a nice reward for the hardy fall broodstock angler, who, in most years, accepts the challenge of diminishing temperatures and decreasing daylight in pursuit of smaller fish than those stocked in the spring.

    All Stories

  • This success meant that fisheries biologists at the federal fish hatchery in Nashua had more broodstock salmon than they needed to produce the one million salmon fry that will be released in New Hampshire next spring as part of the Anadromous Fish Restoration Program.

    All Stories

  • "However, once these fish drop below Ayers Island Dam, they will be fair game for broodstock anglers."

    All Stories

  • "It gives a sense where things now stand and underscores the urgent need to gain as many broodstock as possible from the 2011 sockeye returning to the Cedar River to keep the run alive," Urabeck said to me in a recent e-mail.

    The Seattle Times

  • "I did hear from the agency there is a concern the Wallace Hatchery chinook return is low and we may not meet the broodstock (spawning) escapement," said Pete Verhey, a state Fish and

    The Seattle Times

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