bilgy fish
a foul smelling fish caused by rapid growth of anaerobic bacteria. Occurs when fish are stored under conditions where air is excluded, e.g. pressed against the side of a warm container. Also called stinker

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • stinker — bilgy fish (a foul smelling fish (Canada) caused by rapid growth of anaerobic bacteria. Occurs when fish are stored under conditions where air is excluded, e.g. pressed against the side of a warm container) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • stinky — bilgy fish (a foul smelling fish (Canada) caused by rapid growth of anaerobic bacteria. Occurs when fish are stored under conditions where air is excluded, e.g. pressed against the side of a warm container) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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