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

Examples of finfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For much of the last century, eating Italian here meant choosing from a roster of red-gravy pastas and butter-sauced finfish. Brett Anderson, New York Times, 16 Oct. 2023 All jubilee participants who are 16 to 64 years old who harvest shrimp by cast net or harvest any finfish like flounder, speckled trout and redfish are required to have a saltwater fishing license, and those 16 and older are required to have a saltwater angler registry. David Rainer Alabama Department Of Conservation and Natural Resources, al, 10 Aug. 2023 But the finfish may still have a long journey ahead of them. Globe Staff,, 22 June 2022 Yet, in a win-win for commercial fisheries, marine wildlife, and consservationists, researchers have found that using lighted nets greatly reduced accidental bycatch of sharks, rays, sea turtles, and unwanted finfish. Melissa Cristina Márquez, Forbes, 25 Jan. 2022 Also, people should not each any shellfish such as crabs and shrimp collected near any beach under a no-swim advisory, although finfish can be eaten if filleted, officials said. Richard Tribou, Orlando Sentinel, 12 Aug. 2022 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. San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of finfish was circa 1890

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“Finfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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