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Definition of "fishery" []

  • The industry or occupation devoted to the catching, processing, or selling of fish, shellfish, or other aquatic animals. (noun)
  • A place where fish or other aquatic animals are caught. (noun)
  • A fishing business. (noun)
  • A hatchery for fish. (noun)
  • The legal right to fish in specified waters or areas. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "fishery" in a sentence
  • "Alas, the fishery is a pale ghost of its former glory."
  • "Let me state clearly that the fishery is the backbone of our economy and it will be the foundation on which the economic and social life of Newfoundland will depend for generations to come."
  • "I feel that the comm'l fishery is wasted on the majority of the permit holders (there are approximately 4000 +/-) who are not fisheries income dependent, but are looking to subsidize a very expensive hobby."