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A fish that may be used as food for humans.
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|Noun||1.||food fish - any fish used for food by human beings|
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"
bottom fish, groundfish - fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)
barracouta, snoek - a large marine food fish common on the coasts of Australia, New Zealand, and southern Africa
shad - herring-like food fishes that migrate from the sea to fresh water to spawn
Clupea harangus, herring - commercially important food fish of northern waters of both Atlantic and Pacific
sardine - any of various small edible herring or related food fishes frequently canned
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
trout - any of various game and food fishes of cool fresh waters mostly smaller than typical salmons
whitefish - silvery herring-like freshwater food fish of cold lakes of the northern hemisphere
sea bass - any of various food and sport fishes of the Atlantic coast of the United States having an elongated body and long spiny dorsal fin
snapper - any of several large sharp-toothed marine food and sport fishes of the family Lutjanidae of mainly tropical coastal waters
tunny, tuna - any very large marine food and game fish of the genus Thunnus; related to mackerel; chiefly of warm waters
sole - right-eyed flatfish; many are valued as food; most common in warm seas especially European
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