groundfish groundfish


  • (n) fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)


  1. He overruled a Tariff Commission recommendation that he raise the tariff and set quotas on groundfish fillets (cod, flounder, etc.
  2. Since World War II, Boston's trawler fleet has dropped from 140 to 79, its once huge force of fishermen to 2,000, its share of the vital groundfish market (e.
  3. Along with pollock and other groundfish, these nets indiscriminately draw in the creatures that swim or crawl alongside, including halibut, Pacific herring, Pacific salmon and king .


  1. NOAA's Bullard hosts Monday phone forum

    Local fishermen have a chance Monday to sound off on the state of the local groundfish industry, and to learn about assistance available. John Bullard, Northeast regional administrator for NOAA Fisheries, is hosting an open conference call to solicit
    on June 22, 2013     Source: Gloucester Daily Times

  2. Federal Regulators Crack Down on Fish Fraud

    In the wake of several high-profile cases of alleged scale-tamperingby Bering Sea groundfish vessels, the National Marine Fisheries Service is revising its regulations for weighing fish at-sea. The new measures are aimed at making it more difficult for vessels to under-report their catch.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Alaska Public Radio Network

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  1. "Everyone agrees that the stocks of groundfish in the waters off the coast of Massachusetts need to be replenished," Patrick said. "But recent regulatory actions have come down unfairly hard on our fishing fleet, and what I'm hearing is that...
    on Feb 21, 2007 By: Deval Patrick Source: Forbes

  2. "Between 2000 and 2005," Kennedy and Kerry added about their state's fishery, "the number of active limited access vessels in Massachusetts with groundfish income fell by 30 percent, and the enactment (additional restrictions in 2006) led to...
    on May 20, 2008 By: John Kerry Source: Gloucester Daily Times

  3. "Our latest research shows encouraging increases in most of the groundfish stocks," Hogarth said. "There is not a commercial fishery failure and we're committed to doing everything we can to ensure one does not happen in the future."
    on Oct 22, 2007 By: William Hogarth Source: Houston Chronicle

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