rock cod

noun
rockfish ( defs 1–3 ).

Origin:
1625–35

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rock cod
 
n
1.  (NZ) any of various marine fishes found in rocky habitats in Australian waters
2.  another name for blue cod

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Herring sold for ten cents a box and rock cod went a begging.
It was fantastic rock cod fishing, which was the highlight of my boyhood fishing memories.
Without a salmon season the pressure on rock cod will be enormous and that area could be fished.
Rock cod- and halibut are reported plentiful, t but small fish, and northern salmon scarce.
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