• WordNet 3.6
    • n groundfish fish that live on the sea bottom (particularly the commercially important gadoid fish like cod and haddock, or flatfish like flounder)
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n groundfish A fish which swims at the bottom of the water, and must be fished for there. Among ground-fish are the cod, hake, haddock, cusk, ling, flounder, and halibut.
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In news:

Disaster declaration issued for NE groundfish industry.
Senate approves bill to end groundfish derbies.
Fishermen's Northeast Groundfish Science Forum.
NOAA Fisheries' Northeast Fisheries Science Center and Northeast Regional Office, and the New England Fishery Management Council have organized a one-day groundfish science forum for fishermen November 9 in Portsmouth, NH.
The US Commerce Department says key fish stocks in the groundfish industry are not recovering, despite catch limits.
Newport's trawl fishermen and those along the entire US West Coast will be affected by new regulations regarding groundfish proposed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council.
NARRAGANSETT—Local fishermen have expressed concern regarding Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee's recent appeal for and federal approval to declare the New England groundfish fishery as a disaster.