sa·​ble·​fish ˈsā-bəl-ˌfish How to pronounce sablefish (audio)

Examples of sablefish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On that day, an orca became entangled and died during Alaska Fisheries Science Center’s longline survey for sablefish and groundfish on the Central Bering Sea slope. Sarah Kuta, Smithsonian Magazine, 27 Sep. 2023 Or wrap them around fillets of fresh wild Alaska sablefish before searing in a hot skillet; some even adorn pizza and pea and zucchini risotto. Kim Sunée, Anchorage Daily News, 1 Sep. 2023 And the sablefish is exceptionally buttery. Eleanore Park, WSJ, 10 Dec. 2020 About 150 commercial fishing vessels use traps to capture sablefish in waters off California, Oregon and Washington. Audrey McAvoy, Anchorage Daily News, 16 Mar. 2023 On the large plates side of the menu, the miso-marinated sablefish (aka black cod) has been wildly popular preparation for many years, but the rest of the menu makes seasonal shifts and the beautiful halibut is a summer standout. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 29 Aug. 2021 This year the 3% fee for both halibut and sablefish (up from 2.8%) yielded $4.5 million in recovery costs. Anchorage Daily News, 17 Dec. 2019 The Wild Fish Box, at $169, comes with 15+ servings of wild salmon, halibut, cod tuna, sole, and sablefish, but the salmon cuts mentioned above. Tanner Saunders, USA TODAY, 30 Mar. 2020 In 2014, groundfish populations had rebounded and the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch program gave petrale sole, sand dabs, sablefish and several types of rockfish the green light for sustainability. Tara Duggan,, 14 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sablefish was in 1917

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“Sablefish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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