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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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With France and with Britain we are rivals in the fisheries, and can supply their markets cheaper than they can themselves, notwithstanding any efforts to prevent it by bounties on their own or duties on foreign fish.
Within the last few, years American and English vessels engaged in the extensive whale fisheries of the Pacific have occasionally, when short of provisions, put into the commodious harbour which there is in one of the islands; but a fear of the natives, founded on the recollection of the dreadful fate which many white men have received at their hands, has deterred their crews from intermixing with the population sufficiently to gain any insight into their peculiar customs and manners.
More destructive means were resorted to; and, as the season had now arrived when the bass fisheries were allowed by the provisions of the law that Judge Temple had procured, the sheriff declared his intention, by availing himself of the first dark night, to enjoy the sport in person.
All the servants of the castle, under the inspection of the officers, were sent into the city in quest of provisions, and ten horsemen were dispatched to the preserves of Chambord to seek for game, to the fisheries of Beuvion for fish, and to the gardens of Chaverny for fruits and flowers.
The inhabitants held a traffic in the productions of the fisheries of the falls, and their village was the trading resort of the tribes from the coast and from the mountains.
Our logrolling, our stumps and their politics, our fisheries, our Negroes and Indians, our boats and our repudiations, the wrath of rogues and the pusillanimity of honest men, the northern trade, the southern planting, the western clearing, Oregon and Texas, are yet unsung.
He possessed a share in a fishing establishment on the shores of the Zuyder Zee; and he was on his way to establish a correspondence with the fisheries in the North of Scotland when the vessel was wrecked.
This closed car smells of salt fish, the strong New England and commercial scent, reminding me of the Grand Banks and the fisheries.
Fisheries to feed a canning Factory on the banks of the Amazon was one of them.
But seriously, you can't imagine how irritated he is by the attacks on his Bill for the Nationalisation of Fisheries.
In 1996, mackerel, Atlantic squid (Illex and Loligo), and butterfish, Peprilus triacanthus, trawl fisheries were combined into one Atlantic squid, mackerel, and butterfish FMP and designated as a Category II fishery.
SANA'A, June 09 (Saba) - Yemen and the Arab Federation of Fish Producers (AFFP) discussed here on Monday the possible ways to enhance mutual cooperation areas in the fisheries sector.

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