groundfish

noun
ground·​fish | \ ˈgrau̇n(d)-ˌfish How to pronounce groundfish (audio) \

Definition of groundfish

: a bottom fish especially : a marine fish (such as a cod, haddock, pollack, or flounder) of commercial importance

Examples of groundfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The trawler man still struggles to find a market for his groundfish. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "13 years ago, the Nature Conservancy desperately wanted to protect groundfish. Now it wants you to eat them," 14 Sep. 2019 Each year, the federal government sets quotas for the total poundage of different species of groundfish that can be fished on the entire West Coast. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "13 years ago, the Nature Conservancy desperately wanted to protect groundfish. Now it wants you to eat them," 14 Sep. 2019 Rafael, a once formidable New Bedford fishing magnate, had owned one of the largest groundfish fishing fleets in the United States at the time of his downfall. David Abel, BostonGlobe.com, "‘Codfather’ must cease commercial fishing when he leaves prison and pay $3m fine," 19 Aug. 2019 The Pacific Fishery Management Council will decide Monday what happens to the underwater areas as part of an update to essential fish habitat for West Coast groundfish. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "New fishery rules could protect deep sea corals in California," 7 Apr. 2018 At Sand Point, Trident employs up to 400 workers to process salmon and groundfish. Alex Demarban, Anchorage Daily News, "Seafood processor will pay $300,000 fine for oversized fish waste piles at two Alaska plants," 2 Mar. 2018 The department hopes to avoid a repeat of this year's groundfish closure. Bill Monroe, OregonLive.com, "Free Fishing holiday weekend scrapped; changed to February dates," 11 Dec. 2017 The bill did wrap in some other 2012 disaster funding, including disasters that had been declared over Alaska Chinook salmon, New England groundfish, Mississippi fisheries and American Samoa bottomfish. Glenn Kessler, courant.com, "Fact Checker: Ted Cruz’s claim that two-thirds of the Hurricane Sandy bill ‘had nothing to do with Sandy’," 29 Aug. 2017 The bill did wrap in some other 2012 disaster funding, including disasters that had been declared over Alaska Chinook salmon, New England groundfish, Mississippi fisheries and American Samoa bottomfish. Glenn Kessler, Washington Post, "Ted Cruz’s claim that two-thirds of the Hurricane Sandy bill ‘had nothing to do with Sandy’," 29 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of groundfish

1795, in the meaning defined above

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“Groundfish.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/groundfish. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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