fish meal

noun

Definition of fish meal 

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

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Fertilize first with a high-nitrogen product such as blood meal or fish meal to boost soil nitrogen levels. The Editors Of Organic Life, Good Housekeeping, "What Every Gardener Should Know About Mulching," 28 Feb. 2017 Then there are the oceans: About 22% of all fish caught is ground up for fish meal, whose world price has risen about 500% since 2000, as the oceans’ fish stocks decline. Vivienne Walt, Fortune, "How Insects Might Help Solve the Looming Global Food Crisis," 25 Mar. 2018 Trident installed a plant at Sand Point to turn waste into fish meal in 1996, so little new debris has been added to the old piles, Plesha said. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Seafood processor will pay $300,000 fine for oversized fish waste piles at two Alaska plants," 2 Mar. 2018 Originally, the residue was used as fertilizer, but since the turn of the 20th century, the oil leftovers have been dried and ground into fish meal for animal feeding. Susan Scutti, CNN, "Health effects of fish oil: Where do we stand?," 1 Mar. 2018 Menhaden are not a popular fish for cooking, but are typically processed into fish oil or fish meal. Mark Price, charlotteobserver, "Thousands of dead fish wash up on NC’s Outer Banks. Cause a mystery. | Charlotte Observer," 22 Feb. 2018 In December, Cooke bought a Texas producer of fish oil and fish meal in a transaction valued at $500 million. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Washington state cancels lease for Atlantic salmon farm off Cypress Island," 4 Feb. 2018 Efforts to reduce the amount of fish meal used in aquaculture have already paid dividends. The Economist, "How to provide a protein-rich diet to a growing population," 31 Aug. 2017 In 1990 90% of salmon feed used in Norway was fish meal, but by 2013 greater use of plant matter had reduced that figure to 30%. The Economist, "How to provide a protein-rich diet to a growing population," 31 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of fish meal

1854, in the meaning defined above

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