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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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 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, 13 Apr. 2019 Fourth, make this ginger-soy glazed sablefish over ramen noodles recipe ASAP. Maya Wilson, Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2018 For sablefish, about 10 million pounds has crossed the docks from a 26 million pound quota. Anchorage Daily News, 19 June 2019 For sablefish, about 15 million pounds are left in the nearly 26 million pound quota. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, 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, 15 May 2018 See More

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First Known Use of sablefish

1917, in the meaning defined above

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“Sablefish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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