Game fish are fish that are popular to catch for sport by fishermen (anglers). They can be freshwater fish or saltwater fish. Game fish can be eaten after being caught, though increasingly anglers practice catch and release to improve fish populations. Some game fish are also caught commercially, for example salmon.
- Sustainable Fisheries Management: Pacific Salmon eds. E. Eric Knudsen; Donald McDonald (Boca Raton: CRC Press, LLC, 2000), p. 75