overfishing


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o·ver·fish

 (ō′vər-fĭsh′)
v. o·ver·fished, o·ver·fish·ing, o·ver·fish·es
v.tr.
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.
v.intr.
1. To overfish a body of water.
2. To overfish a stock of fish or shellfish.
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overfishing

(ˌəʊvəˈfɪʃɪŋ)
n
(Fishing) the act of fishing excessively, thus reducing fish species, etc
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overfishing

Harvesting fish stocks faster than breeding can make good the deficit.
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Translations

overfishing

[ˌəʊvəˈfɪʃɪŋ] Nsobrepesca f, captura f abusiva (de pescado)
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