Definition of groundfish
: a bottom fish; especially : a marine fish (such as a cod, haddock, pollack, or flounder) of commercial importance
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There are dozens of species of rockfish and other fish harvested in the West Coast groundfish harvests managed through the Pacific Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries.
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