One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A salmon parr.
- ‘Another project is to find out why double-crested cormorants tend to pluck catfish fingerlings out of some ponds but not others.’
- ‘The centre will supply fingerlings (baby fish) to the regions of Omusati, Oshana, Kunene and Ohangwena.’
- ‘Larger zooplankton will be freeze-dried for enriching diets as the fry grow into large fingerlings ready to be moved into production tanks.’
- ‘In this 30-week study, researchers stocked 9 ponds at a per-acre rate of 2,000 large fish and 6,000 fingerlings.’
- ‘These migratory diving birds winter in the Delta region, where they voraciously feed on channel catfish fingerlings and any other fish they can swallow.’
- ‘The least expensive size of fish for stocking is fingerlings, which are one to three inches long.’
- ‘If more fingerlings were available - especially year-round - they could increase production of market-size fish and stabilize seasonal price fluctuations.’
- ‘Some forage fish will be sexually mature the first season after stocking as fingerlings.’
- ‘The recently opened centre at Omahenene will supply fingerlings (baby fish) to the fish farmers in the regions of Omusati, Oshana, Kunene, and Ohangwena.’
- ‘Farmers harvest the full-grown fish and restock the ponds with more fingerlings, meaning that several different ages of catfish are present in a pond at any one time.’
- ‘However while finnock are usually thought to be small immature fingerling fish of a pound or less, the size of some of these sea roving fish will both surprise and delight you.’
- ‘Every year, the Iranians release up to 30 million fingerlings - baby fish - into the Caspian for restocking.’
- ‘The project aims to provide tilapia and catfish fingerlings to prospective fish farmers.’
- ‘Because higher levels of blue-green algae correlate with higher levels of off-flavors, Zimba and the other researchers say that older ponds may be used for holding sac fry and fingerlings.’
- ‘Mitchell says several farms have lost entire ponds of fry (baby catfish) and fingerlings because of severe infections.’
- ‘Producers from Nebraska, Tennessee and North Carolina are part of the trend to send fingerlings to Wisconsin and Michigan for fattening.’
- ‘The majority of the brown trout had been stocked as fingerlings as the reservoir filled in the early seventies.’
- ‘Kentucky State University recently joined the pilot project, adding 10,000 fingerling, or finger-size trout, to the fish already at the community college.’
- ‘Since black crappie are omnivorous, they eat the fingerlings of many other fish, including those of its predators: pike, walleye, muskellunge, etc.’
- ‘Today, most private live haulers and fingerling producers use liquid oxygen on their transport trucks, and many farmers use it on their farm trucks when moving fish from pond to pond.’
2US A variety of potato having a pink, yellow, blue, or light tan skin and flesh.
Late Middle English (in the sense ‘finger of a glove’): from finger + -ling.
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