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A bony fish, such as a salmon, or a cartilaginous fish, such as a shark, especially in contrast to a shellfish or other aquatic animal.


1. (Animals) fish with fins, as opposed to shellfish
2. (Animals) one of several names given to the fin whale (Balaenoptera physalus) and also to some other whales of the genus Balaenoptera


or fin′ fish`,

n., pl. (esp. collectively) -fish, (esp. for kinds or species) -fish•es.
a true fish, as disting. from a shellfish.
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The effectiveness of these two BRDs in reducing finfish bycatch without greatly reducing shrimp catches has been well documented for the Gulf and the South Atlantic shrimp fisheries.
Probable total world aquaculture production of finfish, crustaceans, and molluscs in the year 2010 as predicted by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization: between 35 million and 40 million tonnes
Research into the biogeochemical cycle of contaminants performed by the Marine Chemistry Section at the Bedford Institute of Oceanography is illustrated using the result of a study on the fate of polycyclic aromatic compounds in finfish.
Finfish is a term used to separate true fish from shellfish, and finfish farming is the growing of finfish such as salmon, cod, and halibut in a controlled environment.
The symptoms of ciguatera, the most common finfish poisoning in the U.
Wilson's next target was Alcoa Aluminum, whose discharges of mercury had been halted in 1970 but high levels were continuing to show up years later in the tissues of oysters, crabs and finfish, forcing the Texas Department of Health to close large areas to fishing.
Marine aquaculture--the farming of marine finfish, shellfish, crustaceans, and seaweed--could help the United States meet a rising demand for seafood and reduce imports of seafood products, according to a recent report by a National Research Council committee.
The commercial fishing industry includes the wild catching of finfish, shellfish, and other marine products from their natural habitat.
03 Contract Award Notice (below OJEU threshold) or call off from a framework (any value): Zero Waste Scotland wishes to appoint a contractor with a good working knowledge of fish farming in Scotland in order to prepare a report for the Scottish Government on contingency planning for mass mortality events within the finfish farming industry in Scotland.
Once boated, both shellfish and finfish begin to degrade quickly.
vannamei) dominating the global shrimp sector, as well as for the marine finfish species cobia and grouper.
On the sidelines of the second meeting of the Main Aquaculture Committee, Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries and Oman Aquaculture Development Company (OADC) signed a cooperation agreement for the establishment, operation and management of finfish hatchery in the Aquaculture Farming Centre in Al Bustan Area with a production capacity of 15 million fingerlings annually.