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1. A young fish, especially one less than a year old and about the size of a human finger.
2. Any of various types of potato bearing small fingerlike tubers.


1. (Angling) a very young fish, esp the parr of salmon or trout
2. a diminutive creature or object


(ˈfɪŋ gər lɪŋ)

1. a young or small fish, esp. a very small salmon or trout.
2. something very small.
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Noun1.fingerling - a young or small fish
fish - any of various mostly cold-blooded aquatic vertebrates usually having scales and breathing through gills; "the shark is a large fish"; "in the living room there was a tank of colorful fish"
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Construct a tilapia hatchery center, with the capacity to produce a maximum of 1 million tilapia fingerlings annually, at the Central Farm site.
For the recod, the Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) is now going to use modern digital devices in local markets on the prevention of fishing, selling and marketing of fingerlings.
More than 150,000 summer steelhead fingerlings have died at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's Rock Creek Hatchery in the past four months, and hatchery manager Dan Meyer fears the worst is yet to come.
In May, high school students of the United Anglers of Casa Grande from Petaluma, CA meet over 1,000 younger students and children in Tiburon to release an additional 2,000 salmon fingerlings into the San Francisco Bay.
The main challenge to the growth of aquafarming in the UAE is the lack of a supply of juveniles, or fingerlings.
We chose to test fingerlings, which are about 3 to 5 inches in size, because many problems with columnaris occur during this phase of production," Beck says.
Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) and other RRCC members, began restocking robust redhorse fingerlings produced from Oconee River adults into Georgia's Broad, Ocmulgee, and Ogeechee rivers to augment the populations there.
Effect of dried marjoram leaves on performance of hybrid tilapia Oreochromis niloticusxOreochromis auraus, fingerlings.
He said Fingerlings and fries of this fish were,however,observed in the areas above the Rawal dam,which shows that the fish is still breeding in this area inspite of construction of dams and pollution in River Soan below.
Dubai Municipality released 70,000 fingerlings of Sobaity and Sha'am fishes in Mamzar sea, in a conservation project.
Although fingerlings are sometimes confused with new potatoes, fingerlings have a more complex flavor.
Fingerlings or small fish are then released inside the cages and nourished with artificial feed.