black fish
   commercially caught fish sold illegally
   In attempts to conserve fishing stocks, limits are set on the size, quantity, and species of fish which may be sold. Unfortunately a trawl cannot be programmed to be selective, and excess or forbidden catches have either to be thrown back in the sea or landed illegally:
    ... the fishing boats are preoccupied with quota restrictions and netting regulations, and the only criminals left are scraping a living from quota-jumping 'black fish'. (Bathurst, 1999)

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