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[shel-fish-uh-ree] /ˈʃɛlˌfɪʃ ə ri/
noun, plural shellfisheries.
the industry and commerce of catching, processing, and selling shellfish; raising shellfish for commercial purposes.
a commercial shellfish bed. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The falls limit tidal fluctuations upstream, creating more protected conditions ideal for a productive shellfishery.
  • The area is also a popular fishing ground for summer and winter flounder and is home to a productive shellfishery.
  • When levels are too high, the local shellfishery must be shut down.
  • The tidal fluctuations within its protected waterways provide excellent conditions for a productive shellfishery.

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