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overfishing

noun [U] uk   /ˌəʊ.və.ˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ/  us   /ˌoʊ.vɚ-/
catching too many fish in an area of the sea so that there are not many fish left there: low fish stocks caused by overfishing
Translations of “overfishing”
in Chinese (Traditional) 過度捕撈…
in Chinese (Simplified) 过度捕捞…
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