from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A kind of fish or fishes suitable for and used as food.


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  • What you will find are ads showing dead tuna, stripers etc (though not too many), but I think those are more accepted as food-fish as well as gamefish.

    Classic F&S Vintage Fishing Ads

  • A new, GM food-fish grows at three times the normal rate, and produces human-ready blood-clotting factors at the same time.

    Boing Boing: August 12, 2001 - August 18, 2001 Archives

  • Department of Agriculture's modern food-fish pond-development program by more than a century.

    The Bounty of the Chesapeake Fishing in Colonial Virginia

  • Following out the lad's interest in the whole trout question, Dr. Jimson taught him nearly all there was to know about the various members of the salmon and trout family, one of the most important food-fish groups of the world.

    The Boy With the U. S. Fisheries

  • Some of these were magnificent food-fish, weighing 150 to 200 pounds.

    White Shadows in the South Seas

  • The reputation that trout enjoy as a food-fish is partly due to the fact that they are usually cooked over an open fire.

    Fisherman's Luck and Some Other Uncertain Things

  • But their main foe is the fished-out stocks of more and more food-fish species, not sea turtle protections.

    KSL / U.S. / National

  • But it provides a mechanism for slowly restricting sport fishing wherever listed game - and food-fish species are found in freshwater environs under the rationale that those sacrifices will lead to recovery of runs.

    The Bellingham Herald: Sports News

  • When the two agencies were merged in the mid-90s the dichotomy was kept for food-fish: closed unless opened and for gamefish: open unless closed.

    The Bellingham Herald: Sports News

  • Kraemer, whose experience in Western Washington game and food-fish management both in the field and behind a desk spans more than 30 years, did not elaborate on the inadequacies he found in the proposed 'openings list' of Puget Sound streams but summed up his opinion by recommending that the commission not adopt proposal 23 in February.

    The Bellingham Herald: Sports News


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