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

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Asian carp were imported in the late 1960s to gobble up algae in Deep South sewage lagoons and fish farms. Washington Post, "Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan," 12 Aug. 2019 Colorado alligator farm Mosca 9162 W. Co Rd 9 N Ewing and Lynne Young moved from Florida to this San Luis Valley hamlet in 1987 to start a fish farm, using a natural hot springs for raising tilapia and other warm-water fish. Tom Noel, The Know, "9 odd places that you should include on a Colorado road trip, from a giant hot dog to fake cliff dwellings," 25 Aug. 2019 Asian carp were imported to gobble up algae in Deep South sewage lagoons and fish farms. John Flesher, BostonGlobe.com, "Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan," 12 Aug. 2019 Asian carp were imported in the late 1960s to gobble up algae in Deep South sewage lagoons and fish farms. John Flesher, Twin Cities, "Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan, and a chance to spread to other Great Lakes," 13 Aug. 2019 Today, most of the world’s caviar comes from sturgeon fish farms in 50 nations, including the US, France, Italy and Iran. Ephrat Livni, Quartz, "China produces loads of “black gold,” but will caviar lovers bite?," 14 July 2019 All around the world, jellyfish blooms have damaged the fishing industry by clogging nets or attacking fish farms. Michele Chabin, Washington Post, "How to handle the worldwide jellyfish threat (no, don’t treat stings with urine)," 5 July 2019 In Washington state, in America, the home of many fish farms, a firm called Beta Hatch is building a commercial mealworm farm inside an old juice factory. The Economist, "Beetles and flies are becoming part of the agricultural food chain," 4 July 2019 In 1999, Maine’s fisheries department prohibited their use because a deadly disease, infectious salmon anemia, was found on a Canadian fish farm only three miles from a U.S. farm. Andrew Hetherington, National Geographic, "Maine is running out of lobster bait. Is salmon the answer?," 1 May 2019

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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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