fin·​fish | \ ˈfin-ˌfish How to pronounce finfish (audio) \

Definition of finfish

: fish sense 1b — compare shellfish

Examples of finfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Farmed finfish is generally cheaper than wild, and many restaurateurs consider farmed bivalves tastier than a lot of wild varieties. Ellen Ruppel Shell, Scientific American, 1 May 2022 This improvement included a 95 percent decrease in sharks, skates and rays, an 81 percent reduction in Humboldt squid and a 48 percent reduction in finfish. Margaret Osborne, Smithsonian Magazine, 18 Feb. 2022 State officials said brown shrimp, crab and finfish catches are down significantly in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya river basins. Washington Post, 20 Sep. 2019 State officials said brown shrimp, crab and finfish catches are down significantly in the Mississippi and Atchafalaya river basins. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Sep. 2019 Louisiana wetlands are the nursery for most of the shellfish and finfish in the Gulf of Mexico and for countless birds, animals and plants. WSJ, 11 July 2019 Coastal fisheries crews hit the water late last week to begin surveying Texas bays to gauge the cold snap's impacts on finfish. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, 6 Jan. 2018 There, the defining jobs involve fishing (shellfish and finfish), tourism, and artisanal work like making jewelry. Evan Horowitz,, 16 June 2018 And all of it is prime estuarine habitat supporting finfish, crabs, crustaceans and other marine life. Shannon Tompkins, Houston Chronicle, 10 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of finfish

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of finfish was circa 1890

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13 May 2022

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“Finfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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