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From the Head Down

“A fish stinks from the head down.” When an Indianapolis woman is quoted saying that, she’s accused of calling someone a stinky fish. She says she wasn’t speaking literally, insisting that this is a turn of phrase that means...

trucking

trucking  n.— «Investigations late last year found the commercial boats had been fishing off one part of Stewart Island and then reporting the catch as having been made in another area. The ministry says its analysis of the first...

fish pedicure

fish pedicure  n.— «State regulators have banned a trendy type of spa procedure known as a “fish pedicure,” in which the spa patron places his or her feet into a bowl filled with fish, and the fish eat the dead skin and...

doodlesocking

doodlesocking  n.— «Spawning crappie are easily frightened by noisy movements, so approach shallow fishing spots quietly. Some anglers use 10-foot rods equipped with short lines, wading and dipping the lure in a technique known as...

head-and-gut fleet

head-and-gut fleet  n.— «The Alaska Ranger’s sinking claimed four lives and left a fifth crew member missing. It was the latest in a series of accidents among the head-and-gut fleet, which uses longlines and trawl nets to catch sole and...

wet fish

wet fish  n.— «Both fish reside in the middle-water column of the ocean, causing those in the fishing industry to refer to them as “wet fish.” This means that a lot of water must be pulled into boats when scooping them in from...