- any fish used for food by human beings.
Origin of food fish
First recorded in 1860–65
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Examples from the Web for food fish
They attack every species of food-fish from the Ursaa to the Krad.Join Our Gang?
Sterling E. Lanier
It is not of much importance as a game-fish or as a food-fish.
It is the best of the jacks as a food-fish, and is in great favor at Key West.
As a food-fish it is superior to the native red-throat trout.Favorite Fish and Fishing
James Alexander Henshall
The reputation that trout enjoy as a food-fish is partly due to the fact that they are usually cooked over an open fire.Fisherman's Luck
Henry van Dyke