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
Already, about 90 percent of wild fisheries around the world are over-exploited or collapsed.
Some kinds of shellfish and fishery products, including lobsters and oysters, are exempt from these inspections.
Fisheries managers anticipate about 1,000 adult and 1,000 jack hatchery Chinook will be available for harvest on the Salmon and Little Salmon rivers, and about 1,000 jacks available in the Clearwater.
The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will cooperate with any inquiry and will work with Agri SA to find out where the money was spent, acting spokesman Steve Galane told reporters.
Oyster production in the Pacific Northwest is declining because of ocean acidification, and historic cod, haddock and flounder fisheries on the East Coast have collapsed amid decades of overfishing and ocean warming.
A similar system exists for the commercial sector of the red snapper fishery, and in the column, Olander acknowledged that catch-shares are sometimes the best way to protect the interests of commercial fishers.
With salmon fisheries collapsing, Gov. Jerry Brown and Oregon’s governor, Kate Brown, are seeking a federal disaster declaration from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.
Considered to be among the world’s most vital avian habitats and — until recently — one of its most productive fisheries, the Salton Sea is in a state of wild flux, the scene of fish and bird die-offs of unfathomable proportions.
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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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