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fishery

[fish-uh-ree] /ˈfɪʃ ə ri/
noun, plural fisheries.
1.
a place where fish are bred; fish hatchery.
2.
a place where fish or shellfish are caught.
3.
the occupation or industry of catching, processing, or selling fish or shellfish.
4.
Law. the right to fish in certain waters or at certain times.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; fish + ery
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  • Tuna species and fisheries have been overfished, and some stocks are at risk of collapse.
  • Environmental organisations made submissions on risks to fisheries and species.
British Dictionary definitions for fisheries

fishery

/ˈfɪʃərɪ/
noun (pl) -eries
1.
  1. the industry of catching, processing, and selling fish
  2. a place where this is carried on
2.
a place where fish are reared
3.
a fishing ground
4.
another word for piscary (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for fisheries

fishery

n.

"business of fishing," 1670s; "place where fish are caught," 1690s; see fish (v.) + -ery. Related: Fisheries.

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Slang definitions & phrases for fisheries

fishery

noun

A religious mission in a working-class neighborhood

[1920s+ Hoboes; ultimately fr the concept of St Peter as a fisher of men]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Encyclopedia Article for fisheries

fishery

harvesting of fish, shellfish, and sea mammals as a commercial enterprise, or the location or season of commercial fishing. Fisheries range from small family operations relying on traditional fishing methods to large corporations using large fleets and the most advanced technology. Small-scale fishery is ordinarily conducted in waters relatively close to a home port, but factory ships that are equipped to process the catch on board often go thousands of miles from home. See commercial fishing.

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