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n. pl. roughy or rough·ies
1. Any of various deep-water fishes of the family Trachichthyidae, having mucus-filled cavities in the head and rough scales, and including the orange roughy. Also called slimehead.
2. See ruff3.

[Sense 1, probably from rough.]
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The report of the CFS' Total Diet Study has also pointed out that large fish or predatory fish species may contain high mercury levels (for example, tuna, alfonsino, shark, swordfish, marlin, orange roughy and king mackerel).
For calls made to countries under "group 1," the Dh150 rate applies to 2,000 minutes or roughy 30 hours a month.
High-priced fish such as tuna, toothfish, orange roughy, alfonsino and trevally are known to gather near the seamounts, where plankton swirl in the currents.
Food and Drug Administration and Environmental Protection Agency, recommends that at-risk consumers avoid seven types of fish that typically contain high levels of mercury: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish, orange roughy, bigeye tuna, marlin and king mackerel.
The "Fish to avoid" category includes king mackerel, marlin, orange roughy, shark, swordfish, bigeye tuna and Gulf of Mexico tilefish (while Atlantic tilefish is considered a "good choice" fish).
msy] in the following demersal stocks managed by TAC in Chile: 1) Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides); 2) yellow-nose skate (Zearaja chilensis); 3) alfonsino (Beryx splendens); 4) orange roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus); 5) cardinalfish (Epigonus crassicaudus); 6) Chilean hake (Merluccius gayi gayi); 7) southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis); 8) pink cusk-eel (Genypterus blacodes), northern stock; 9) pink cusk-eel, southern stock; 10) southern hake (Merluccius australis), and 11) Patagonian grenadier (Macruronus magellanicus).
They are also considering adding marlin and orange roughy to that list.
632 trillion, translating to roughy P58,242 debt for every Filipino based on a 96.
Now I know us Scots are roughy toughy folk but I found out exactly how roughy toughy when I went to my first shinty game at the weekend.
Furthering its sustainable seafood goals, Wakefern said it will discontinue the distribution of orange roughy, shark, blue fin tuna and grouper to its retail partners -- due to their overfished status -- until a sustainable source can be identified.
The first tour we did this year was the Signal 30 tour and I suppose I was playing to roughy 50 or 60 people a night.
At times Hutching allows for a variant theory--for instance, the orange roughy may live to 150 but it may be much shorter lived.