Definition of fishery
1 : the occupation, industry, or season of taking fish or other sea animals (such as sponges, shrimp, or seals) : fishing
2 : a place for catching fish or taking other sea animals
4 : the legal right to take fish at a particular place or in particular waters
5 : the technology of fishery —usually used in plural
Recent Examples of fishery from the Web
EEA members are fully integrated into the EU’s single market for most goods and services, but not for agriculture and fisheries.
The apparent reversal comes as a result of passionate lobbying on the part of industries that rely on seasonal foreign labor, like fisheries, tourism, construction, and landscaping.
Unlike many fisheries around the world, Maine's lobster beds are thriving in part because the fishermen long ago set strict limits on the size they're allowed to keep.
As reported in The Washington Post and on a NOAA blog, research cruises by NOAA fisheries have encountered unusually large numbers of the organisms off Oregon since last winter.
The answer is yes—because organizers fly in over 16 tons of live lobsters from a sustainable fishery in the Gulf of Maine.
Adriance said timing the closure to reach but not exceed the quota is more a fine art than a science because agency biologists receive harvest data from their fisheries-dependent program, called LA Creel, that's nine to 11 days old.
No fisheries have closed as a result of this incident, but a nearby cannery suspended purchase of fish from the area of the grounding as a precaution.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration oversees the nation’s Southeast Fisheries from this three-story building on Virginia Key built in 1965.
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First Known Use of fishery
FISHERY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of fishery for English Language Learners
: a part of the ocean where fish and other sea creatures are caught
: a business that catches and sells fish
FISHERY Defined for Kids
Definition of fishery for Students
1 : the business of catching, processing, and selling fish
2 : a place for catching fish saltwater fisheries
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