fish farm


Definition of fish farm

: a commercial facility for raising aquatic animals for human food

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fish-farm \ ˈfish-​ˌfärm How to pronounce fish-farm (audio) \ transitive verb

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All fishing boats were ordered to return to harbor by Tuesday at noon, and all personnel at offshore fish farms were told to retreat to land by 6 p.m. Tuesday (local time). Greg Porter, Washington Post, "Typhoon Maria, lashing Taiwan with strong winds and heavy rain, is headed for China’s east coast," 10 July 2018 In Israel's Negev desert, where costs of water, land and electricity are high, only ornamental fish farms are thriving as these fetch higher prices than fish for eating, Zilberg said. Thin Lei Win, The Christian Science Monitor, "Algeria invests in desert fish farming to boost food production," 21 May 2018 To feed its refineries, Neste has built a global sourcing network that includes facilities that render animal fats, fish farms, restaurants and animal-feed producers. Sarah Kent, WSJ, "The Key to Big Profits in Clean Energy: Animal Fats," 14 Aug. 2018 The policy shift eventually requiring indigenous peoples’ consent to operate all fish farms took farmers by surprise, Hall said, and the industry is still reviewing it. Anchorage Daily News, "Audit finds 70 percent of British Columbia fish-processing plants do not comply with environmental regulations," 8 July 2018 Another, shut in 2012, made 1,100 tons of CFC-11 in 11 months and dumped toxic waste, causing a die-off at nearby fish farms, according to a court verdict. Chris Buckley, New York Times, "In a High-Stakes Environmental Whodunit, Many Clues Point to China," 24 June 2018 Some took tough work that Koreans do not want — on fishing boats or fish farms making the legal minimum wage of about $1,500 a month. Brian Murphy, Washington Post, "How hundreds of Yemenis fleeing the world’s worst humanitarian crisis ended up on a resort island in South Korea," 22 June 2018 Rebeca Gonzalez, Matthew Braun and Michael Creamer face securities fraud charges in an alleged scheme that sold seniors on the idea of a cutting-edge fish farm that did not exist. Erika Pesantes,, "Bogus fish farm swindled investors out of nearly $500,000, authorities say," 3 July 2018 The British Columbia government just opted to renew farming tenures for Pacific fish farms. Ahalya Srikant, WIRED, "Photo of the Week: Taking to the Sky to End Open-Water Salmon Farms," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of fish farm

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of fish farm was in 1865

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English Language Learners Definition of fish farm

: a place where fish are raised for food

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