The word usage examples above have been gathered from various sources to reflect current and historial usage. They do not represent the opinions of YourDictionary. As secretary of state under President Ulysses S. The term overfishing refers to the practice of catching so many fish that the ability of the fish to sustain itself is in jeopardy.
The sea monk also monk-fish or monkfish was a sea creature found off the eastern coast of the Danish island of Zealand in It was described as a "fish" that outwardly resembled a human monk in his habit. A paper concluded that the animal was most likely an angelshark. The creature was called "monk fish" Latin : piscis monachus by Belon , and piscis monachi habitu "fish [wearing] the habit of a monk" by Rondelet The name "sea monk" monachus maris was applied to it by Gesner ,  and Joannes Sluperius ; Latin : monachus marinus ; French : moyne marin as well.
Many types of fish migrate on a regular basis, on time scales ranging from daily to annually or longer, and over distances ranging from a few metres to thousands of kilometres. Fish usually migrate to feed or to reproduce, but in other cases the reasons are unclear. Migrations involve movements of the fish on a larger scale and duration than those arising during normal daily activities. Marine forage fish often make large migrations between their spawning, feeding and nursery grounds.