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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Close seasons are set by by-law to protect species of fish during their respective breeding seasons to allow for continuation of the species.
The operation - to detect unlicensed anglers and people fishing during the close season - saw a total of 78 offences detected among 35 anglers.
Beckham has spent the past two close seasons in Serie A with AC Milan and his advisors' experience in setting up those deals means they are ready to move quickly if necessary.