noun (plural same or blackfishes)
1Any of a number of dark-colored fish, in particular.
- An open-ocean fish related to the perches (genera Centrolophus and Schedophilus, family Centrolophidae), in particular the large and widespread C. niger. (Alaska blackfish) A small fish occurring along the Arctic coasts of Alaska and Siberia, noted for its ability to withstand freezing (Dallia pectoralis, family Umbridae). (river blackfish) A large fish of Australian rivers (Gadopsis marmoratus, family Gadopsidae). A salmon just after spawning.
- Next in order of estimation come two somewhat smaller species, both of the genus Actinopyga: the blackfish and the deep-water redfish.
- Many people criticize the eating qualities of tailor and blackfish but if treated the same way as dart, they are top table fish.
- Much of our traditional winter run of bream, tailor and blackfish have gone and we wait for the good whiting and flathead of the summer months.
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