One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large commercially important fish with a slaty-blue to black back, occurring throughout the North Pacific.
Anoplopoma fimbria, family Anoplopomatidae
- ‘Some seafood should be eaten only once a month: tuna steaks, red snapper, orange roughy, Pollack, halibut, northern lobster, marlin, moonfish, saltwater bass, wild trout, bluefish, grouper, croaker and sablefish.’
- ‘Chapter One starts with oysters, mussels and clams and subsequent chapters visit herring and shad, sablefish and butterfish, mahi mahi, halibut and sand dabs.’
- ‘Three ounces of sablefish (sometimes called black cod, though they're not members of the cod family) offer 1.7 g of omega - 3 fats.’
- ‘Ecotrust studied the implementation of and fallout from what was considered to be a progressive IFQ-based management system in Canada's West Coast geoduck, halibut, sablefish, groundfish trawl and shellfish fisheries.’
- ‘As well, individual quotas have been introduced in certain pacific fisheries (e.g., for abalone, herring, geoduck, sablefish and halibut), and in freshwater fisheries.’
- ‘Actually, black cod is not cod at all, but sablefish (harvested right here in the North Pacific) and its sweet, rich flavour was put to good use in this smoky dish.’
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