fish-royal
sturgeons, whales, dolphins and porpoises are termed this. If caught within three miles of the coast of the United Kingdom, they belong to the Crown

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish royal — Fish which when brought ashore were the property of the king; such fish were confined to sturgeons, whales, and porpoises. The whale was called a royal fish because by an ancient perquisite of the crown, when taken on the coast of England, the… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • fish royal — sturgeons, whales, dolphins and porpoises are termed this. If caught within three miles of the coast of the United Kingdom, they belong to the Crown …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish royal — These were the whale and the sturgeon, which, when thrown ashore or caught near the coast of England, became the property of the king by virtue of his prerogative and in recompense for his protecting the shore from pirates and robbers. Some… …   Black's law dictionary

  • fish royal — These were the whale and the sturgeon, which, when thrown ashore or caught near the coast of England, became the property of the king by virtue of his prerogative and in recompense for his protecting the shore from pirates and robbers. Some… …   Black's law dictionary

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