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previously frozen


Fish and seafood that has been processed and frozen prior to delivery to our stores. The frozen products are then defrosted by staff at the Fresh Counter where they are sold to ensure maximum freshness for our customers.
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aquaculture


Aquaculture is a controlled method of growing freshwater or saltwater organisms – fish, shellfish, crustaceans, seaweeds and aquatic plants. This is more commonly known as ‘fish farming’ and can be undertaken in open water or on land in closed systems.
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bycatch


Fish and other marine wildlife caught unintentionally, in addition to, or instead of the targeted species, size or age group. The bycatch can either be sold (if there is commercial value) or discarded at sea, usually dead or dying.
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bottom trawling


A commercial fishing method which involves a trawler (fishing vessel) or numerous trawlers dragging a net or trawl through the water. Pulling the net close to the bottom (deep trawling) is designed to capture fish living on or near the seabed such as halibut, flounder, sole, cod and haddock. Pulling it higher in the water column (midwater trawling) [..]
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farm-raised


Fish harvested through Aquaculture (also see Aquaculture).
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fishmonger


A person who sells fish as their livelihood. A fishmonger is to fish as a butcher is to meat.
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feed conversion ratio


In aquaculture, the ratio that describes the number of kilograms of fish feed that are used to produce one kilogram of whole fish.
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highly migratory fish stocks


Highly migratory fish stocks roam over large distances and may be found in numerous Exclusive Economic Zone jurisdictions and the high seas. Highly Migratory Species are defined by a listing in Annex 1 of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Seas.
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integrated multi-trophic aquaculture


A method of growing multiple organisms in one aquaculture farm that mimics a more natural ecosystem. Growing seaweed, mussels and salmon in one farm is an example of IMTA.
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