fish meal

noun

Definition of fish meal

: ground dried fish and fish waste used as fertilizer and animal food

Examples of fish meal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The male fish have almost no value and are mostly turned into fish meal, sold as bait or ground up and dumped. Anchorage Daily News, 30 Mar. 2021 Food constitutes roughly seventy per cent of the industry’s overhead, and so far the only commercially viable form is fish meal. Ian Urbina, The New Yorker, 1 Mar. 2021 Analysts project that aquaculture feed demands for fish meal and fish oil could outstrip the supply of small forage fish, also known as prey or bait fish, by 2037. Pallab Sarker, The Conversation, 14 Dec. 2020 This is the first proof of concept for a tilapia feed that eliminates fish meal and fish oil while improving growth metrics and the resulting nutritional quality of the fish. Pallab Sarker, The Conversation, 14 Dec. 2020 The oceans fare no better: About 22 million tons of fish caught in the wild in 2018 were ground up for fish meal, rather than served to humans, according to FAO statistics. Vivienne Walt, Fortune, 12 Oct. 2020 Before planting cloves, work a couple tablespoons of 5-10-10 complete fertilizer, bone meal or fish meal into the soil several inches below where the base of the garlic will rest. oregonlive, 28 Sep. 2020 Target and bait shallow areas with fish meal or pellets, then periodically net over the sunken bait. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, 2 Jan. 2020 Small commercially-made, wire-mesh traps are available, and crabs, oysters, muscles, cat food, fish meal, and bread are all great for attracting baitfish into these traps. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, 2 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of fish meal

1854, in the meaning defined above

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“Fish meal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fish%20meal. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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