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ground·fish

 (ground′fĭsh′)
n. pl. groundfish or ground·fish·es
A bottom-dwelling fish, especially a commercially valuable marine species such as flounder or cod.

groundfish

(ˈɡraʊndˌfɪʃ)
n
(Animals) a fish that lives close to the bottom of the sea
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Noun1.groundfish - fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)groundfish - fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)
food fish - any fish used for food by human beings
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But the Bering Sea fisheries, which are some of the world's largest in both value and volume of groundfish landings, are very different than Alaska's salmon harvests, which typically come out of coastal communities in the Southeast, Central, Arctic-Yukon-Kuskokwim, and Southwest Regions, with Bristol Bay being home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world and the most valuable single salmon fishery in Alaska.
Tenders are invited for improve management of groundfish by improving estimate of total catch, primarily through ongoing collection of information on at sea discarded catch which will complement shore side information on landed catch improve estimates of total catch of prohibited and protected species in the groundfish fishery .
The program already promised to be a headache--it proposed to organize fishermen into groups, called sectors, that would split their cumulative groundfish shares among members.
John's, Newfoundland-based OCI is a vertically integrated seafood company engaged in harvesting, processing, and marketing of a diverse range of groundfish and shellfish species for domestic and international markets.
In 2012, the GB yellowtail flounder allocation to the scallop fishery was approximately 308 mt, and the allocation to the groundfish industry was roughly 218 mt.
In NH Business Reviews April 1-14 article, "At-sea monitoring fees are the latest threat to NH s dwindling fishing industry," NOAA deputy assistant administrator Samuel Rauch claimed that the federal government could not fund the special at-sea monitoring program for the groundfish fishery because "the court found that we have to spend the money on other priorities before we spend it on at-sea monitoring.
He said he will have to pay for the monitors because he has a groundfish license, and it will be a burden -- and a move that shifts hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs from regulators to fishermen.
This presentation briefly outlines the fishery, its boats and grounds, and reviews the results of recent trawl surveys and studies on groundfish and the halibut fishery that demonstrate the sustainability of this fishery.
fisheries had observer programs partially funded by industry: the North Pacific Groundfish Observer Program (NPGOP), the Atlantic sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, dredge fishery (part of the Northeast Fishery Observer Program (NEFOP), and the West Coast Groundfish Trawl Catch-Share Program.
One suspect in the disappearance of cod and other groundfish is the food source for their young--a planktonic copepod crustacean no larger than a grain of rice.
This proposal was the latest in a decades-long pattern of risky decision making by NMFS, which should be rebuilding and protecting threatened groundfish species, including cod, coastal haddock, and yellowtail flounder--but NMFS seems to be hastening the decline of those species instead.
The groundfish demersal trawl fishery on the west coast of the United States is a multispecies fishery with significant catch of target and non-target species.