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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The industry or occupation devoted to the catching, processing, or selling of fish, shellfish, or other aquatic animals.
  • noun A place where fish or other aquatic animals are caught.
  • noun A fishing business.
  • noun A hatchery for fish.
  • noun The legal right to fish in specified waters or areas.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The exercise of the right to fish; a fishing venture or season.
  • noun The business of catching fish; the fishing industry.
  • noun In law, a right of fishing in certain waters.
  • noun 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.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The business or practice of catching fish; fishing.
  • noun A place for catching fish.
  • noun (Law) The right to take fish at a certain place, or in particular waters.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable the catching, processing and marketing of fish, shellfish etc
  • noun countable a place where fish etc are caught or processed
  • noun countable a fishing company

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a workplace where fish are caught and processed and sold

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