fishery

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noun fish·ery \ˈfi-shə-rē\

Definition of fishery

plural

fisheries

  1. 1 :  the occupation, industry, or season of taking fish or other sea animals (such as sponges, shrimp, or seals) :  fishing

  2. 2 :  a place for catching fish or taking other sea animals

  3. 3 :  a fishing establishment; also :  its fishermen

  4. 4 :  the legal right to take fish at a particular place or in particular waters

  5. 5 :  the technology of fishery —usually used in plural

1528

First Known Use of fishery

1528


FISHERY Defined for English Language Learners

fishery

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noun fish·ery \ˈfi-shə-rē\

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

fishery

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noun fish·ery \ˈfi-shə-rē\

Definition of fishery for Students

plural

fisheries

  1. 1 :  the business of catching, processing, and selling fish

  2. 2 :  a place for catching fish saltwater fisheries



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