American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An aquatic vertebrate of the superclass Pisces.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fish of the family Polypteridæ; a fin-pike.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A finback whale.
- n. True fish, as distinguished from shellfish.
“Aquaculture, the farming of freshwater and saltwater organisms such as finfish, mollusks, crustaceans and aquatic plants, is part of the college's goal of "creating new programs, revise existing programs and developing baccalaureate degrees.”
“Corrigan noted that a Seafish Mariculture, LLC finfish project, attached to oil and gas rigs in Texas, collapsed when fish cages were struck by storms and hurricanes in the late 1990's.”
“Meanwhile, you've probably noticed that South Louisiana restaurants have more Gulf shellfish than finfish on their menus.”
“FDA owes it to the thousands of Americans who are allergic to finfish to demand more data on the allergenicity of these engineered salmon from AquaBounty.”
“Commercial fishermen harvested more than 1 billion pounds of finfish and shellfish in 2008.”
“In 2008, commercial fishermen landed 600m kg of finfish and shellfish in the Gulf of Mexico, generating $659m.”
“Prices for finfish from the Gulf have remained relatively steady, as these fish account for only about 1% of the national consumable finfish market and are at about 70% of regular production volume, compared with about 25% for shrimp and 30% to 40% for oysters.”
“According to the release, the FDA's mandatory safety program for seafood will first target oysters, crab and shrimp, which retain contaminants longer than finfish, for additional sampling.”
“Federal scientists say that unlike mercury, which accumulates in some fish, the most common cancer-causing compounds in oil are quickly metabolized and eliminated in the bodies of finfish and some crustaceans.”
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