swellfish


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swellfish

(ˈswɛlˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a popular name for puffer2
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Puffer fish, also known as fugu, balloon fish, blowfish, globefish, swellfish or toadfish, are considered to be a delicacy in Japan and the Philippines, and can be eaten if the fish is prepared correctly and with meticulous care.
In November 1986, the Japan Tsushima Swellfish Longline Fishery Company of Tsushima, Nagasaki Prefecture, signed a 3-year private agreement with the North Korean Government to fish for fugu in the Yellow Sea off the west coast of North Korea.