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American English: /ˌoʊvərˈfɪʃ/
British English: /əʊvəˈfɪʃ/

Translation of overfish in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • pescar en exceso en
    sobrepescar en
    pescar en exceso
    the North Sea has been overfished for decades
    durante décadas se ha pescado en exceso or se ha sobrepescado en el Mar del Norte
    Example sentences
    • When sharks are overfished, a cascade of effects can lead to a depletion of important grazers of plant life.
    • More than half of the known, managed, major fish species in U.S. waters are not overfished.
    • The sole stock is overfished and it could take between seven and eight years for the cod stock to recover.

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