trash fish

trash fish
2. : any of various sea fishes that have no market value as human food but are sometimes used for reduction (as to oil or meal for domestic animals)

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a fish traditionally sold only for animal feed or manufactured products.

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trash fish,
any fish that is not a food fish or a sport fish, especially any one of certain fishes, such as some kinds of hake, used to make fish meal: »

A 6-in. saltwater trash fish, the alewife,…monopolized the lakes (Time).

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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