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fishery

noun fish·ery \ˈfi-shə-rē\

: a part of the ocean where fish and other sea creatures are caught

: a business that catches and sells fish

plural fish·er·ies

Full Definition of FISHERY

1
:  the occupation, industry, or season of taking fish or other sea animals (as sponges, shrimp, or seals) :  fishing
2
:  a place for catching fish or taking other sea animals
3
:  a fishing establishment; also :  its fishermen
4
:  the legal right to take fish at a particular place or in particular waters
5
:  the technology of fishery —usually used in plural

First Known Use of FISHERY

1528

Rhymes with FISHERY

FISHERIES Defined for Kids

fishery

noun fish·ery \ˈfi-shə-rē\
plural fish·er·ies

Definition of FISHERY for Kids

1
:  the business of catching, processing, and selling fish
2
:  a place for catching fish <saltwater fisheries>

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