Entry from British & World English dictionary
A whale, porpoise, or sturgeon caught near the British coast or cast ashore there. In these circumstances they belong to the Crown or, in the Duchy of Cornwall, to the Prince of Wales.
- The royal fish - protected as swans are - was caught by Robert Davies from Llanelli, west Wales, in Swansea Bay yesterday.
- Being a royal fish, if caught, it becomes the property of the crown.
- Waters concluded that the great size of the sturgeon was the reason for its designation as a royal fish reserved for royal banquets.
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