• WordNet 3.6
    • n fishery a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Fishery A place for catching fish.
    • Fishery The business or practice of catching fish; fishing.
    • Fishery (Law) The right to take fish at a certain place, or in particular waters.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n fishery The business of catching fish; the fishing industry.
    • n fishery In law, a right of fishing in certain waters.
    • n fishery 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 fishery The exercise of the right to fish; a fishing venture or season.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Fishery the business of catching fish: a place for catching fish
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. fisc; Ger. fisch; Ice. fiskr; L. piscis; Gr. ichthys; Gael. iasg.


In literature:

The eel fisheries let at 1,000 pounds a year, and the salmon fisheries at Coleraine at 1,000 pounds.
"A Tour in Ireland 1776-1779" by Arthur Young
An agreement was also reached regarding the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries.
"Union and Democracy" by Allen Johnson
One important result of the war, as respects the interests of Canada, was the re-opening of the question of the British American fisheries.
"Canada" by J. G. Bourinot
Boundaries, fishery rights, and the treatment of loyalists and their property were the chief bones of contention.
"History of the United States, Volume 2 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
By the year 1633 Dorchester and Marblehead had started in the fisheries for trading purposes.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
Fishery Clause of the Treaty of 1783.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
They are sent to Italy and France and used in the sardine fisheries of those countries.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
The Fisheries Building received much attention.
"History of the United States, Volume 5" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Need it be said that Halford's ante-chamber to paradise was his fisheries?
"Lines in Pleasant Places" by William Senior
But it was not, as Jenkins remarked, all fair weather, fun, and tea at the fishery.
"The Buffalo Runners" by R.M. Ballantyne
In the year 1611 the Muscovy Company despatched two vessels to commence the whale fishery.
"How Britannia Came to Rule the Waves" by W.H.G. Kingston
Alaska, the fisheries question in, IV.
"History of the United States, Volume 6 (of 6)" by E. Benjamin Andrews
Dupontia Fisheri E. BR.
"The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II" by A.E. Nordenskieold
Petition of several persons, praying letters patent for carrying on a fishing trade by the name of the Grand Fishery of Great Britain.
"Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" by Charles Mackay
The pearl fisheries of Palawan were the property of the Sultan of Sulu.
"Anting-Anting Stories" by Sargent Kayme
Nowadays the dug-out is generally used for the dirtier work of 'longshore fisheries.
"All Afloat" by William Wood
The most important fisheries are along the coasts of the Latin states of Europe.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
These boats were engaged in the whiting fishery.
"A Yacht Voyage Round England" by W.H.G. Kingston
"History of the Great American Fortunes, Vol. I" by Myers Gustavus
But the immediate occasion of the most serious difficulty was the revival of the northeastern fisheries dispute.
"The Day of Sir Wilfrid Laurier" by Oscar D. Skelton

In poetry:

The Management Area of Cherokee
National Forest, interested in fish,
Has mapped Tellico and Bald Rivers
And North River, with the tributaries
Brookshire Branch and Sugar Cove Creek:
A fishy map for facile fishery
"The Trout Map" by Allen Tate

In news:

The creation of a task force last week by the state Board of Fisheries is a step toward finding solutions to the problems that plagued the 2012 fishing season, but local fishermen still have questions.
"Relatively low water levels concentrating the paddlefish and high interest in snagging are responsible for the early closure," said Greg Power, Game and Fish Department fisheries chief.
Idaho fisheries biologists are rethinking the formula used for years to set recommendations for winter lake levels at Lake Pend Oreille to boost kokanee salmon recovery.
Welcome to the Physiology Section of the American Fisheries Society.
Denver's South Platte River rehabilitation plan designed to restore fisheries.
The Northeast's top federal fisheries manager says he'll delay a planned shutdown of a key fishing area after fishermen argued the closure to protect harbor porpoises would devastate an industry segment.
Agency, Location MI State Univ, Dept of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Success in fishery marks case of brains over prawn .
The state salmon fishery is at a critical point.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources' fishery staffers stock Lake Elmo with 140 6- to 8-pound rainbow trout Tuesday morning Nov 20.
Cook Inlet East Side Setnetters Continue to Fight to Open Red Salmon Fishery.
Researchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are looking for anglers' help in gathering information about the Atlantic red snapper fishery.
The waters of the South Atlantic had been closed to any commercial or recreational harvest of red snapper since January 2010 over concerns of fishery managers that stocks of the fish had been depleted.
NOAA Fisheries today approved an emergency action to temporarily open recreational and commercial red snapper fishing in the South Atlantic region - federal waters off North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida's east coast.
NOAA Fisheries today approved an emergency action to temporarily open recreational and commercial red snapper fishing in federal waters off North Carolina.