shellfishery

noun
shell·​fish·​ery | \ ˈshel-ˌfi-shə-rē How to pronounce shellfishery (audio) , -ˌfish-rē \

Definition of shellfishery

: a commercially exploited population of shellfish

First Known Use of shellfishery

1885, in the meaning defined above

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“Shellfishery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shellfishery. Accessed 10 Aug. 2020.

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