from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The industry or occupation devoted to the catching, processing, or selling of fish, shellfish, or other aquatic animals.
- n. A place where fish or other aquatic animals are caught.
- n. A fishing business.
- n. A hatchery for fish.
- n. The legal right to fish in specified waters or areas.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the catching, processing and marketing of fish, shellfish etc
- n. a place where fish etc are caught or processed
- n. a fishing company
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The business or practice of catching fish; fishing.
- n. A place for catching fish.
- n. The right to take fish at a certain place, or in particular waters.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The business of catching fish; the fishing industry.
- n. In law, a right of fishing in certain waters.
- n. A place where fish are regularly caught, or other products of the sea or rivers are taken from the water by fishing, diving, dredging, etc.: as, a salmon-fishery; a pearl-fishery; the fisheries of the coast.
- n. The exercise of the right to fish; a fishing venture or season.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold
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Alas, the fishery is a pale ghost of its former glory.
Let me state clearly that the fishery is the backbone of our economy and it will be the foundation on which the economic and social life of Newfoundland will depend for generations to come.
I feel that the comm'l fishery is wasted on the majority of the permit holders (there are approximately 4000 +/-) who are not fisheries income dependent, but are looking to subsidize a very expensive hobby.
But in the 1990s the fluke fishery from the Carolinas up to Maine was decimated.
The bluefin tuna fishery is highly regulated in the US, the problem lies in Japan and other parts of the world that do not adhere to their quotas.
Here in jersey, the Striper fishery is Closed Jan. 1 to Mar. 31, though the water is usually a bit cold, they can still be caught in early Jan. +1 Good Comment?
The Great Lakes fishery is whole, all the lakes are connected.
The west acts as if there fishery is a pure one, we all know that isn't the case.
I absolutely agree that the Manzanillo fishery is not your typical flats environment and it is not a place where you can “feed” these big fish.
If a fishery is depleted, this is a failure of management.