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English definition of “overfishing”

overfishing

noun [U]     /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 overfishingFishingCommercial fishing
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