Definition of fishery in English:


Syllabification: fish·er·y
Pronunciation: /ˈfiSHərē

noun (plural fisheries)

1A place where fish are reared for commercial purposes.
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  • Although some stream fed commercial fisheries do contain natural fish, the fast majority are artificially stocked.
  • The bluefin trevallies have commercial value for fisheries and for game fishing as well.
  • So much for fish in commercial fisheries being in poor condition!
1.1A fishing ground or area where fish are caught.
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  • There is no catch and release allowed at the fishery and fishing must cease once the limit is reached.
  • None of this will be good for the fish, the fishery, or the fishing communities of Nova Scotia.
  • Accomplished anglers can move to the heart of the action in the Savage River, a tailwater fishery and catch-and-release trophy area.
1.2The occupation or industry of catching or rearing fish.
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  • The Government argued today that shutting down Australia's profitable tuna fishery and export industry would be reckless.
  • The provisions of the act do not apply to state aids extended to agriculture, fishery or the defence industry.
  • The village is typical of many of those on the west coast: a small community struggling against declining fishery.

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