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n. pl. fish·er·ies
1. The industry or occupation devoted to the catching, processing, or selling of fish, shellfish, or other aquatic animals.
2. A place where fish or other aquatic animals are caught.
3. A fishing business.
4. A hatchery for fish.
5. The legal right to fish in specified waters or areas.


n, pl -eries
1. (Fishing)
a. the industry of catching, processing, and selling fish
b. a place where this is carried on
2. (Fishing) a place where fish are reared
3. (Fishing) a fishing ground
4. (Angling) another word for piscary2


(ˈfɪʃ ə ri)

n., pl. -er•ies.
1. a place where fish are bred; fish hatchery.
2. a place where fish or shellfish are caught.
3. the occupation or industry of catching, processing, or selling fish or shellfish.
4. the legal right to fish in certain waters or at certain times.


 a collection of fish of different kinds, 1828; a group of fishermen, 1710.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.fishery - a workplace where fish are caught and processed and soldfishery - a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold
pearl fishery - a fishery where they fish for pearl oysters
workplace, work - a place where work is done; "he arrived at work early today"


A. N (= area) → caladero m, pesquería f; (= industry) → pesca f, industria f pesquera
see also agriculture
B. CPD fishery policy Npolítica f pesquera
fishery protection Nprotección f pesquera


[ˈfɪʃəri] npêcherie ffish factory n (British)conserverie f de poissonsfish farm ncentre m de pisciculturefish farming npisciculture ffish fingers npl (British)bâtonnets mpl de poissonfish hook fish-hook nhameçon m


n (= area)Fischereizone for -gewässer nt; (= industry)Fischerei f


[ˈfɪʃərɪ] nzona di pesca
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