herring choker

1) a person living in an area where herring are caught and pressed for oil. Choking derives from killing herring in a gill net, the squeaking noise made when a herring is removed from a gill net, from the act of killing them by removing them from the water, or a combination of the above. See also choke
2) an inhabitant of New Brunswick, Canada based on the assumption maritimers eat mostly fish, such as herrings
3) a Scandinavian or someone of Scandinavian descent, even landlocked communities such as those in Minnesota

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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