fish for

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w>fish for

vi +prep obj
(lit)fischen; (with rod also) → angeln
(fig) complimentsfischen nach; they were fishing for informationsie waren auf Informationen aus
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The river abounds in pike, roach, dace, gudgeon, and eels, just here; and you can sit and fish for them all day.
There is no spot in the world where you can get more fishing, or where you can fish for a longer period.
Farming them requires wild fish for food, which is a wasteful loss of protein.
Fish for thyroid hormone assays were held at -80[degrees]C until analysis.
Goyette said each little river or lake has a unique fish for that area.
These studies suggest that there should be some rethinking of recommendations to eat fish for your heart.
The ancient Jews preferred fish for the meal which ushered in the Sabbath.
At greatest risk of eating contaminated fish are sports fishermen, charterboat crews, and those who need to fish for food like some Native Americans, the poor, and recent immigrants to this country," says Tom Sinks of the CDC's Center for Environmental Health.
Their goal is to persuade the Department of Fish and Game to post multilingual signs on the piers warning about the dangers of eating too much fish from the bay and to force the Department of Health to test fish for the presence of toxins.
These prepacked meals sustain young fish for their first few days in the water.
Worldwide, about 1 billion people rely on fish for at least 30% of their animal protein, according to the FAO.