Meaning of “fishery” in the English Dictionary

"fishery" in British English

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fisherynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈfɪʃ.ər.i/ us /ˈfɪʃ.ɚ.i/

(Definition of “fishery” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"fishery" in American English

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fisherynoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈfɪʃ·ə·ri/

a place where fish are grown for food, or where they are caught:

Officials are concerned about how best to protect the fisheries and water quality in the river.

Fishery is also the activity of growing fish for food, or catching fish to sell:

Federal fishery regulators this week set the 2005 catch limit at nearly 3.3 billion pounds.

(Definition of “fishery” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"fishery" in Business English

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uk /ˈfɪʃəri/ us plural fisheries

[ C ] NATURAL RESOURCES an area of water where fish are caught, especially in order to sell them:

The depletion of fisheries has serious impacts on food security.

[ C ] PRODUCTION →  fish farm

[ U or plural ] PRODUCTION the business or industry that is involved in breeding, catching, or selling fish:

Commercial fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico received $15 million to offset losses and damage to equipment from flooding.
The North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission

(Definition of “fishery” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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