sport fish

noun

Definition of sport fish

: a fish important for the sport it affords anglers

Examples of sport fish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The fish’s native range is confined to Utah Lake and its tributaries, but this habitat as been devastated by historic dredging, pollution, water diversions and the introduction of invasive sport fish that dine on young suckers. Brian Maffly, The Salt Lake Tribune, "A little reservoir behind the University of Utah is helping save an endangered fish," 26 Sep. 2020 With more predators around, populations of shrimp, crabs and smaller fish that sport fish commonly eat, all declined. Joseph W. Reustle, The Conversation, "When hurricanes temporarily halt fishing, marine food webs recover quickly," 15 Sep. 2020 Weakfish used to be a popular and abundant sport fish in southern New England and the mid-Atlantic. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, "10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist," 10 Feb. 2020 Biologists in other parts of country have installed transmitters in bass and other sport fish for other research studies with good success. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Largemouth bass research hits a snag," 15 Feb. 2020 The two-year radio telemetry study was put in motion to learn more about how the popular sport fish react to fishing pressure and position in the water during varied conditions and changing seasons. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Largemouth bass research hits a snag," 15 Feb. 2020 Atlantic pollock are closely related to cod, but never gained the same acceptance as either a food or a sport fish. Capt. John Mcmurray, Field & Stream, "10 Great East Coast Fisheries That No Longer Exist," 10 Feb. 2020 The reefs will provide hard-bottom habitat where saltwater sport fish such as speckled trout, redfish and flounder are likely to hang out. USA TODAY, "‘Embracing tree,’ buffalo retirement, castaway cows: News from around our 50 states," 14 Nov. 2019 Historically, rockfish caught by sport anglers and commercial fishermen were managed differently by the sport fish and commercial fisheries divisions. Anchorage Daily News, "Fish and Game unveils playing cards filled with facts about Alaska rockfish," 17 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of sport fish

1915, in the meaning defined above

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8 Oct 2020

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“Sport fish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sport%20fish. Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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