The roe of some fishes, such as the garfish, is not eaten.
"Every Step in Canning" by Grace Viall Gray
The sea is plentifully stocked with fish of divers sorts, namely dolphins, bonetas, mullet, snapper, silver-fish, garfish, etc.
"A Voyage to New Holland" by William Dampier
A fish called "garfish" is about the best fish here.
"Six Letters From the Colonies" by Robert Seaton
Ripe plums abound, and there are garfish in the creek.
"Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2" by Maria R. Audubon