fish farm

noun

Definition of fish farm 

: a commercial facility for raising aquatic animals for human food

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fish-farm \ˈfish-ˌfärm \ transitive verb

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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, Sun-Sentinel.com, "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 His is a forward-looking fish farm, with electric paddle wheels to keep the water oxygenated. The Economist, "How the growth of cities changes farming," 15 Feb. 2018 Weighing an estimated 882 pounds and originating from a nearby fish farm, there was no telling how long the ghost net had been there. Elena Bectoros, The Christian Science Monitor, "Divers help to remove abandoned, destructive 'ghost' nets," 8 June 2018 Ernest Alfred, a traditional Namgis chief, occupied a net pen at Swanson Island for nearly 280 days beginning in August, until removed by court order in May sought by Marine Harvest, which operates 12 fish farms in the Broughton Archipelago. Anchorage Daily News, "Audit finds 70 percent of British Columbia fish-processing plants do not comply with environmental regulations," 8 July 2018 Meanwhile, thousands of miles away in Ouargla, southern Algeria, a commercial fish farm set up nearly a decade ago has had to reduce production due to a lack of consumer demand. Thin Lei Win, The Christian Science Monitor, "Algeria invests in desert fish farming to boost food production," 21 May 2018 One way to shoot the fish farms is via drones, like Nicklen did in the photo above. Ahalya Srikant, WIRED, "Photo of the Week: Taking to the Sky to End Open-Water Salmon Farms," 9 July 2018 The fish farm was fake, but their financial loss was real, according to the Florida Attorney General’s Office. Erika Pesantes, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Bogus fish farm swindled investors out of nearly $500,000, authorities say," 3 July 2018

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First Known Use of fish farm

1865, in the meaning defined above

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fish farm

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fish farm

: a place where fish are raised for food

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