poor fish

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Noun1.poor fish - a person who is not very brightpoor fish - a person who is not very bright; "The economy, stupid!"
berk - a stupid person who is easy to take advantage of
blockhead, bonehead, dumbass, dunce, dunderhead, fuckhead, hammerhead, knucklehead, loggerhead, lunkhead, muttonhead, numskull, shithead - a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence
klutz - (Yiddish) a clumsy dolt
simpleton, simple - a person lacking intelligence or common sense
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Poor fish choice and early hiccups with the measurement of the pH and ammonia levels caused the massive fish kill.
Poor fish management is the sure result as officials refuse to identify and quantify the best use of the resource and re-allocate fish accordingly, all on a sustainable, renewable basis.
The emirate of Ras Al Khaimah has seen an unprecedented hike in fish prices due to poor fish catches after poor weather.
The poor fish had been dying of exhaustion trying to swim against the tide.
Toward the end (as this show makes clear), the simply contoured outlines of his preferred imagery grew more emphatic; at times the paintings were even comically tinged, as when, for example, the poor fish on the plate seem to be laughing.
Haraldsson delivers the lecture with a self-described "consummate skill" and is puzzled when the reaction is much like his own review of the evening's poor fish stew: "The resulting mixture was far from appetising and formed a grey gloop on one's fork like spiky rice pudding.
Early discussions regarding the reintroduction of bull trout in the Clackamas River Basin were supported by guidance in the species' draft recovery plan, and by biologists working in the basin who believed the factors that caused the bull trout to disappear, such as poor fish passage over dams, habitat modification, and overfishing, had been remedied.
Conservation groups not directly involved with fishing are taking an interest in the plight of this poor fish.
Nope, I'm sure I'd had the trusty notebook out when it was a decent Med-style place and then a particularly poor fish & chip restaurant.
However, it is possible to buy unsustainable pole-and-line tuna - if small, non-targeted tunas are taken from stocks that can't support the added pressure, if some of the catch is wasted due to poor fish handling or if a vessel's carbon emissions aren't understood, if the stock fished itself is not properly managed.
This poor fish needs to come back to Eugene," she thought.
My initial euphoria over my brother naming his fish after me soon evaporated when I saw what the poor fish was being made to go through.