sablefish

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, SFChronicle.com, "13 years ago, the Nature Conservancy desperately wanted to protect groundfish. Now it wants you to eat them," 14 Sep. 2019 Increased amounts of plastic in the ocean have been killing sea creatures, and sperm whales have gained a somewhat notorious image for preying on sablefish in large numbers, Savage said. Alex Mccarthy, The Seattle Times, "Find allows for third sperm whale necropsy ever in Alaska," 13 Apr. 2019 Fourth, make this ginger-soy glazed sablefish over ramen noodles recipe ASAP. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "Whether you call it sablefish or black cod, make this dish as soon as you possibly can," 7 June 2018 For sablefish, about 10 million pounds has crossed the docks from a 26 million pound quota. Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s commercial salmon season is off to a mixed start," 19 June 2019 For sablefish, about 15 million pounds are left in the nearly 26 million pound quota. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "For Alaska sockeye salmon, record highs in Bristol Bay, record lows nearly everywhere else," 9 July 2018 The farthest north returned sablefish tag was from St. Matthew Island in the Bering Sea; the farthest south came from Humboldt, California. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s how Alaska fishery managers expect this salmon season to play out," 15 May 2018 Remove the sablefish from the marinade and pat dry. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, "Whether you call it sablefish or black cod, make this dish as soon as you possibly can," 7 June 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

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1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Sablefish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sablefish. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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