Fishery Fish"er*y, n.; pl. {Fisheries}. 1. The business or practice of catching fish; fishing. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

2. A place for catching fish. [1913 Webster]

3. (Law) The right to take fish at a certain place, or in particular waters. --Abbott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • fishery — In common usage, a place for fishing. In a legal sense, a right, other than one arising from ownership of a particular shore or beach, to employ within a particular stretch of water, lawful means for the taking of fish which may be found there.… …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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  • fishery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1528 1. the occupation, industry, or season of taking fish or other sea animals (as sponges, shrimp, or seals) ; fishing 2. a place for catching fish or taking other sea animals 3. a fishing establishment; also its… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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