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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of overfish.
  • adjective Fished to the point of sustained reduction of fish species population.

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Examples

  • In most cases, when a population falls below 50 percent of the estimated biomass needed to continually support the Maximum Sustainable Yield, the population is defined as "overfished," and it is added to a list of overfished species.

    Carl Safina: Better Than Mayan Calendar, and Perhaps Even Less Probable: Overfishing to End in 2012

  • Once a species is defined as overfished or is projected to reach overfished status within two years, the regional fishery management council has one year to create a plan to recover the stock as quickly as possible but within 10 years.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • In most cases, when a population falls below 50 percent of the estimated biomass needed to continually support the Maximum Sustainable Yield, the population is defined as "overfished," and it is added to a list of overfished species.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • It's different from when a species is overfished, which is when scientists believe its population is too low.

    The End Of Overfishing?

  • It's different from when a species is overfished, which is when scientists believe its population is too low.

    The End Of Overfishing?

  • It's different from when a species is overfished, which is when scientists believe its population is too low.

    The End Of Overfishing?

  • It's different from when a species is overfished, which is when scientists believe its population is too low.

    The End Of Overfishing?

  • It's different from when a species is overfished, which is when scientists believe its population is too low.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • It's different from when a species is overfished, which is when scientists believe its population is too low.

    chicagotribune.com - News

  • It's different from when a species is overfished, which is when scientists believe its population is too low.

    chicagotribune.com - News

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