close season


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close season

(kləʊs) or

closed season

n
1. (Hunting) the period of the year when it is prohibited to kill certain game or fish
2. (General Sporting Terms) sport the period of the year when there is no domestic competition
Translations

close season

[ˈkləʊsˌsiːsn] n (Hunting) → stagione f di chiusura (di caccia, pesca etc)
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Since the close season began on March 16, Environment Agency fisheries enforcement officers have caught 11 people breaking the law.
A working trip to Scandinavia, where the league programmes continue through our close season, could yield a series of friendlies to maintain sharpness and offset the cost.
Our fisheries enforcement officers will be out patrolling waters regularly during the close season and anyone found fishing illegally may face prosecution, and a hefty fine.
Just as last year we have had a close season of doommongers in the media forecasting all kinds of disaster for next season, and it is time that we all got behind the team.
The maximum fine for fishing during the close season is PS50,000 - anyone caught doing so may be prosecuted.
Boss McIntyre always switched off from football in the close season but this summer he will be busy revamping his playing staff.
The front rower has attracted attention from Super League clubs before, with Harlequins showing an interest during the close season.
THE issue of fishing rivers in the close season has reared its head again after angler Kieron Moss was caught on the River Severn at Upton on March 30.
The result is a new exhibition The Close Season opening at the Open Eye Gallery in Wood Street, Liverpool, on Saturday.
That was McKinnon's first competitive appearance for the club following his close season transfer from Twente Enschede.
The Journal understands that the Gunners have made preliminary contact with Remy's camp in the last month to ascertain his intentions, mirroring moves that Newcastle have made to try to bring forward negotiations about a possible PS9m move in the close season.
The Environment Agency, police and angling clubs have teamed up to enforce the rules during the freshwater close season, which runs from March 15 to June 15 and prevents fishing for coarse fish on rivers, streams and drains to allow them to breed and so sustain stocks.