rockfish

noun
rock·​fish | \ˈräk-ˌfish \

Definition of rockfish 

: any of various fishes that live among rocks or on rocky bottoms: such as

a : any of a genus (Sebastes) of scorpaenid fishes including many important food fishes

b : striped bass

c : any of several groupers

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Pete and Riptide fished for rockfish and lingcod, enjoying good luck at places like Deep Reef and San Gregorio. sacbee, "Fishing line: Striper action takes off near Colusa and on Feather River | The Sacramento Bee," 23 Apr. 2018 There will be Arctic Choice Seafoods with Prince William Sound side stripe shrimp, sockeye salmon from King Cove, king salmon from Anita Bay, oysters from Karheen Passage, halibut, rockfish, sablefish and frozen options too. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Muldoon Farmers Market finds new home in a new neighborhood park," 20 June 2018 Rockfish: Sea Wolf out of Emeryville at 300 rockfish (limits) and 60 lingcod (limits) for 30 people. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Chart-buster times: salmon to whales, bears to bighorns," 8 July 2018 The process is used to catch rockfish, but can damage deep sea corals and other sensitive habitat. Deborah Sullivan Brennan, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Fishery council safeguards 16,000 square miles off California," 10 Apr. 2018 Salmon have been scarce in the Monterey region, and most anglers have switched to sure-thing limit rockfish trips. Tom Stienstra, SFChronicle.com, "Salmon opener brings mysteries, chance of mayhem," 10 June 2018 The rockfish cacciatore from the entrees section was tender, and the potato chip gremolata added a welcome dimension of crunchy texture. Wesley Case, baltimoresun.com, "Opening next week, Giada De Laurentiis’ Horseshoe Casino restaurant aims to bring California-meets-Italy cuisine to Baltimore," 16 May 2018 With rockfish populations on the mend, its harvest quotas have been rising. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Conservationists, West Coast bottom fishermen embrace ‘grand bargain’," 16 Apr. 2018 There are exceptions: For a few species, such as certain Pacific rockfish, detailed research has shown that big females produce even more eggs than predicted by their size. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, "Should ‘superspawners’ stir up fisheries management?," 10 May 2018

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1598, in the meaning defined above

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