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halieutic Line breaks: hali|eut¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌhalɪˈjuːtɪk/

Definition of halieutic in English:


Relating to fishing.
Example sentences
  • Some species are highly prized as seafood, and are important halieutic and aquaculture resources.
  • Research in halieutic ecology aims at evaluating the direct effects of disturbances, principally fishing, on targeted populations as well as derivative effects on the population as a whole.
  • The programme in halieutic and aquacultural sciences aims to train executives for/in responsible fishing, sustainable fish farming and integrated management of the coastal zones.


Mid 19th century: via Latin from Greek halieutikos, from halieutēs 'fisherman'.

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