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pis·ca·to·ri·al

 (pĭs′kə-tôr′ē-əl) or pis·ca·to·ry (pĭs′kə-tôr′ē)
adj.
1. Of or relating to fish or fishing.
2. Involved in or dependent on fishing.

[From Latin piscātōrius, from piscātor, fisherman, from piscārī, to fish, from piscis, fish.]

pis′ca·to′ri·al·ly adv.

pis•ca•to•ry

(ˈpɪs kəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i)

also pis•ca•to•ri•al

(ˌpɪs kəˈtɔr i əl, -ˈtoʊr-)

adj.
of or pertaining to fishermen or fishing.
[1625–35; < Latin piscātōrius, derivative of piscārī to fish]
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Adj.1.piscatory - relating to or characteristic of the activity of fishing; "a piscatory life"
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The air among the houses was of so strong a piscatory flavour that one might have supposed sick fish went up to be dipped in it, as sick people went down to be dipped in the sea.
Albert found in his anteroom two guns, with all the accoutrements for hunting; a lofty room on the ground-floor containing all the ingenious instruments the English -- eminent in piscatory pursuits, since they are patient and sluggish -- have invented for fishing.
Bold Navigators- Equestrian Indians and Piscatory Indians, Difference in Their Physical Organization.
As the Indians of the plains who depend upon the chase are bold and expert riders, and pride themselves upon their horses, so these piscatory tribes of the coast excel in the management of canoes, and are never more at home than when riding upon the waves.