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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 organisation recently delisted finfish diseases infectious pancreatic necrosis and bacterial kidney disease as internationally notifiable, as well as mollusc disease mikrocytos mackini.
Scotland has an unparalleled opportunity to take a lead in the farming of marine fish such as cod, haddock and halibut according to the British Marine Finfish Association (BMFA), the representative body for this newly emerging aquaculture sector.
In 1990, fresh and frozen finfish consumption was 6.
Fish are the primary organisms affected and, depending upon the severity of the red tide, over 90 different finfish species have been identified in red tide-associated mortality (1-7).
IQF and block-frozen offerings -- available under the proprietary Sui brand as well as private labels -- run the gamut from shrimp (bamboo, flower, tiger, white, brown and karikadi) to squid, cuttlefish, octopus and numerous species of finfish.
The harvest components finfish, nonfinfish, and seasonal juveniles or traditional fishery) and current management practices are described with suggestions for conservation of the fishery.
Industry revenue is evenly split between shellfish and finfish.
Contract awarded for improving fish health management and production protocols in marine finfish aquaculture in indonesia and australia
The process originates along natural sea coastlines, where shrimp and finfish are farmed, resulting in a nutrient-enriched effluent that is ultimately channeled inland to irrigate forests and meadows of specialty crops developed by the foundation from 20 years of breeding.
Within this sector both sales of finfish and shellfish have increased.
breve produces brevetoxins, potent neurotoxins that kill finfish and accumulate in filter-feeding animals such as shellfish.
Products range from shrimp, squid, cuttlefish and octopus to molluscs and finfish.