noun, plural fisheries.
a place where fish are bred; fish hatchery.
a place where fish or shellfish are caught.
the occupation or industry of catching, processing, or selling fish or shellfish.
Law. the right to fish in certain waters or at certain times.

1520–30; fish + ery Unabridged
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fishery (ˈfɪʃərɪ)
n , pl -eries
1.  a.  the industry of catching, processing, and selling fish
 b.  a place where this is carried on
2.  a place where fish are reared
3.  a fishing ground
4.  another word for piscary

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Word Origin & History

place where fish are caught, 1690s, from fish + -ery. Related: Fisheries.
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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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The marine fishery is in steep decline or even collapse.
It sits between two rail lines in the northern part of the city, on a creek
  that once sustained a thriving fishery.
There are a lot available, and it's probably the model crab fishery for the
Shipping may help the state fishery and spread the fame of stone crab.
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