fishery

noun
fish·​ery | \ ˈfi-shə-rē How to pronounce fishery (audio) \
plural fisheries

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
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

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Of significant interest to Alaskans should be the situation on the Canadian side of the border, which brings home the challenges of managing fisheries along a 2,000-mile river that transects two nations. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, "In ‘Kings of the Yukon,’ paddling 2,000 miles to witness what’s left behind when salmon runs falter," 30 June 2018 And in the northeast Atlantic, about 25,000 nets were recorded as lost in one of the deep water fisheries. Melanie Bencosme, NBC News, "Ghost gear clogging world’s oceans is having ‘catastrophic’ effect, report says," 10 Mar. 2018 Then Japan’s farms and fisheries came to the rescue. Sam Goldfarb, WSJ, "The Bank for Japanese Farmers That Fuels the Global Lending Market," 18 Feb. 2019 Knowing what the penguins are eating helps gauge the health of this species as climate change distorts the landscape, and as commercial fishery operations go after krill for fish oil supplements. Brian Resnick, Vox, "You can join the scientific quest to track penguin poop from space. It could help protect the species.," 12 Dec. 2018 Young's new bill eliminates limitations on the councils that were added later, which Young says the councils need to keep fisheries stocked and support fishing communities. Erica Martinson, Anchorage Daily News, "Don Young’s bill to revise Magnuson-Stevens fishing law passes U.S. House," 13 July 2018 The French fisheries patrol boat Osiris rescued injured Indian Abhilash Tomy, 39, and Irishman Gregor McGuckin, 32, late Monday after their boats lost masts in a storm Friday while competing in the around-the-world Golden Globe Race. Rod Mcguirk, Fox News, "Rescued Indian and Irish sailors head for remote island," 24 Sep. 2018 Still, there is only so much the measures can do to prevent the decline of the fishery. New York Times, "Climate Change Brought a Lobster Boom. Now It Could Cause a Bust.," 21 June 2018 Its bounty of oil, gas, and fisheries has made coastal landowners especially reluctant to relinquish their rights to property that goes underwater. Christopher Flavelle, Bloomberg.com, "The Fighting Has Begun Over Who Owns Land Drowned by Climate Change," 25 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fishery

1528, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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fishery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of fishery

: a part of the ocean where fish and other sea creatures are caught
: a business that catches and sells fish

fishery

noun
fish·​ery | \ ˈfi-shə-rē How to pronounce fishery (audio) \
plural fisheries

Kids Definition of fishery

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

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