overfish(redirected from overfishes)
v. o·ver·fished, o·ver·fish·ing, o·ver·fish·es
1. To fish (a body of water) to such a degree as to deplete or exhaust the supply of fish or shellfish.
2. To deplete or exhaust (a stock of fish or shellfish) by excessive fishing.
1. To overfish a body of water.
2. To overfish a stock of fish or shellfish.
(Fishing) to fish excessively, thus reducing fish species, etc
to fish (an area) excessively; exhaust the supply of usable fish in (a body of water).
Past participle: overfished