American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of various fishes living among rocks.
- n. Any of various fishes, chiefly of the genus Sebastes, of Pacific waters.
- n. See striped bass.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of several fishes which are found about rocks. The striped-bass, Roccus lineatus, a fine game-fish highly esteemed for the table. See
Roccus, and cut under bass.
- n. A codfish split, washed, and dried on the rocks.
- n. Any of a large number of different species of fish, which dwell among rocks, specifically:
- n. The rock salmon, the flesh of some fish
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Any one of several California scorpænoid food fishes of the genus Sebastichthys, . They are among the most important of California market fishes. Called also
rock cod, and garrupa.
- n. The striped bass. See bass.
- n. Any one of several species of Florida and Bermuda groupers of the genus Epinephelus.
- n. An American fresh-water darter; the log perch.
- n. marine food fish found among rocks along the northern coasts of Europe and America
- n. the lean flesh of any of various valuable market fish caught among rocks
- n. marine food and game fish with dark longitudinal stripes; migrates upriver to spawn; sometimes placed in the genus Morone
“Art Windemuth says officers patrolling the area found the 400-yard-long net Wednesday morning with up to 400 pounds of striped bass, also known as rockfish.”
“The season closed after Maryland Natural Resources Police patrol boats pulled up thousands of yards of illegal nets filled with 10 tons of striped bass, also known as rockfish.”
“Natural Resources Police say 12.6 tons of poached striped bass, also known as rockfish, have been recovered.”
“Maryland wildlife officials say they have confiscated another 1,100 pounds of striped bass -- also known as rockfish -- from illegal gill nets found in the Chesapeake Bay.”
“The fishin 'party' ad gone out on the reefs after rockfish, which is one of the gamiest fighters we 'ave' ere, and some of 'em runs up to fifty and sixty pounds.”
“State officials say that people shouldn't eat striped bass -- also called rockfish -- more than once a month if it comes from the Atlantic Ocean because it has too much toxic PCBs.”
“For exceptionally long-lived species such as rockfish (Sebastes spp.), experience shows that very conservative harvest rates may need to be used and no-take marine reserves have been suggested as a tool to insure against loss of older highly productive fish.”
“Groundfish include soles and cod as well as deep-water "rockfish" like colorful canary and thorny heads â€ "that are commonly marketed as red snapper.”
“He says it appears that the net was set before the shutdown of the commercial rockfish gill net season.”
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