Meaning of “overfishing” in the English Dictionary

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"overfishing" in British English

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overfishingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌəʊ.vəˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ/ us /ˌoʊ.vɚˈfɪʃ.ɪŋ/

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

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

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